Melania crassa Brusina, 1866

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 88

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Melania crassa Brusina, 1866


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melania crassa Brusina, 1866  [invalid]

Original source.

Brusina 1866: 106.

Type locality.

"In der Muhr" ( Pfeiffer 1828: 48) [in the river Mur], Austria.


Brusina (1866) introduced the name for "var. A" in Pfeiffer (1828), which that author, however, had affiliated with the name " Melania agnata  Ziegler" (see Pfeiffer 1828: 67). Therefore, Melania crassa  Brusina, 1866 is a junior objective syno nym of Melania agnata  . Moreover, it is a junior homonym of Melania crassa  Münster, 1841. Note that the latter species is certainly no Melanopsidae  as it derives from the marine deposits of the Triassic St. Cassian Fm.