Melanopsis subtuberculata Pallary, 1916

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 273

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Melanopsis subtuberculata Pallary, 1916


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis subtuberculata Pallary, 1916 

Original source.

Pallary 1916: 78.

Type horizon.

Late Villafranchian, Pleistocene.

Type locality.

“D’Italie” ( Férussac 1823 had given the locality more precisely as "entre St.-Germini et Carsoli, et entre Otricoli et le Vigne" [between San Gemini and Carsoli, and between Otricoli and Le Vigne, Italy]).


The name " Melanopsis subtuberculata  Férussac” has been used as valid name by several authors (e.g., Wenz 1929: 2839), but was obviously not intended as species-group name by Férussac (1823). Esu and Girotti (1975: 251) considered the taxon as a junior synonym of " Melanopsis affinis  Férussac, 1823", which is not available either. The name subtuberculata  became nevertheless available from Pallary (1916) who treated it as valid species-group name and associated it with an illustration in Férussac (1823: pl. 7, fig. 11). See introduction for detailed discussion about the names used by Férussac (1823).