Melanopsis hiera Bourguignat, 1884

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 135

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Melanopsis hiera Bourguignat, 1884


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis hiera Bourguignat, 1884 

Original source.

Bourguignat 1884: 121.

Type locality.

"Sources du Jourdain; [...] d’Aïn-el-Mellaha, dans la plaine du Bahr-el-Houlé; [...] lacs d’Homs et d’Antioche” [Sources of the Jordan; [...] Aïn Mallahah, in the plains of the Hula valley; [...] lakes Homs and Anuk (also as Amik)], Syria.


Introduced for Melania costata  sensu Kobelt, 1880, non Olivier, 1804. Bourguignat attributed the authority to Letourneux, but there is no evidence that the description really derived from that author. Heller et al. (2005: 243) listed the species as a junior synonym of Melanopsis costata  (Olivier, 1804) as well as of Melanopsis saulcyi  Bourguignat, 1884.