Melanopsis constricta f. subcostata Brusina, 1897,

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 268

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Melanopsis constricta f. subcostata Brusina, 1897


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis constricta f. subcostata Brusina, 1897  [invalid]

Original source.

Brusina 1897: 7.

Type horizon.

Late Cernikian, late Pliocene–early Pleistocene.

Type locality.

"Novska (Bukovica)", Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 88) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen was the only one Brusina had at hand (holotype by monotypy, Art. 73.1.2). The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2993-639.


Junior homonym of Melanopsis subcostata  d’Orbigny, 1850. Wenz (1928a: 120) introduced Melanopsis constricta nowskaensis  as replacement name.