Melanopsis monolithos " mentioned in Dollfus (1922: 118)

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 186

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Melanopsis monolithos " mentioned in Dollfus (1922: 118)


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

† " Melanopsis monolithos " mentioned in Dollfus (1922: 118)  [unavailable]


Apolakkia/Monolithos Formation, Pliocene.


(Type locality of Melanopsis biliottii  ). “Rhodos” (locality specified as “Monolithos” in Bukowski 1893), Greece.


Dollfus mentioned the name as nomen nudum without explanation alongside the discussion of [ Melania costata  ] "Var. Biliottii  Buk.". Apparently, he considered it a potential new name should biliottii  be elevated to the species level. If not already a nomen nudum, Melanopsis monolithos  would therefore be a junior objective synonym of Melanopsis biliottii  Bukowski, 1892, which actually was introduced as a distinct species (see also Willmann 1981: 105).