Melanopsis scabrida Youluo, 1978

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 243

publication ID

publication LSID

persistent identifier

treatment provided by

ZooKeys by Pensoft

scientific name

Melanopsis scabrida Youluo, 1978


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

† ? Melanopsis scabrida Youluo, 1978 

Original source.

Youluo 1978: 155, pl. 25, figs 5-6.

Type horizon.

Shahejie Formation (second Member), Eocene.

Type locality.

“山东垦利” [Kenli, Shandong Province], China.


Originally the gender was indicated as masculine ( “scabridus”), but Melanopsis  is feminine, which is why the name must be " scabrida  ". Probably not a Melanopsidae  (perhaps a Hydrobiidae  or Pomatiopsidae  ?).