Melanopsis pavlovici Brusina, 1902

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 211

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Melanopsis pavlovici Brusina, 1902


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis pavlovici Brusina, 1902 

Original source.

Brusina 1902: pl. 5, figs 45-47.

Type horizon.

Pannonian, zone D–E, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Ripanj”, Serbia.


The illustrated syntypes are stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2495-141/1-3 (Milan et al. 1974: 95).


Appeared first as a nomen nudum in Brusina (1893). Not a homonym of Melanopsis paulovici  [sic] as considered by Pallary (1916), who invalidly introduced Melanopsis ripajensis  as replacement name. Note that Art. 58.4. (regarding the use of u or v for the same Latin letter) does not apply here, because the names are not based on Latin words but on the names of two different persons.