Melanopsis costata var. pulchella Bourguignat, 1884

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 228

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.602.8136

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scientific name

Melanopsis costata var. pulchella Bourguignat, 1884
status

[unresolved]

Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis costata var. pulchella Bourguignat, 1884  [unresolved]

Original source.

Bourguignat 1884: 141.

Type locality.

"Du Lac d’Homs” (Lorcard 1883: 288) [in Lake Homs], Syria.

Remarks.

Introduced to replace - for whatever reason - the variety " gracilis  " mentioned by Locard (1883a: 288), making pulchella  its junior objective synonym. Melanopsis gracilis  Locard, 1883 is a junior homonym of Melanopsis gracilis  Brusina, 1874, which makes pulchella  the next available name. However, Melanopsis costatapulchella  is a homonym of the simultaneously introduced Melanopsis seignetti pulchella  Bourguignat, 1884 (see Note 1). The action of a First Reviser is required to determine which of both pulchella  is to be treated as valid.