Melanopsis rarispina Loerenthey , 1902

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 233

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Melanopsis rarispina Loerenthey , 1902


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis rarispina Loerenthey, 1902 

Original source.

Lörenthey 1902: 215, pl. 17, figs 18-30.

Type horizon.

Transdanubian, Pannonian, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Budapest-Köbánya und Tinnye", Hungary.


Papp (1953b) gave Melanopsis bouei spinosa  Handmann, 1882 and Melanopsis bouei ventricosa  Handmann, 1882 in synonymy of Melanopsis rarispina  , although both were published earlier. The name ventricosa  Handmann is a junior homonym of Melanopsis ventricosa  Neumayr, 1880 and thus invalid, but spinosa  is available and has priority over rarispina  .