Melania gaji Brusina, 1878

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 128

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Melania gaji Brusina, 1878


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melania gaji Brusina, 1878 

Original source.

Brusina 1878: 347.

Type horizon.

Middle–late Cernikian, late Pliocene–early Pleistocene.

Type locality.

“Sibinj”, Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 57) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen is part of the original type series and whether it 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. 2963-609.


Considered to belong in the genus Amphimelania  by Brusina (1897: 6), Cossmann (1909: 126) and Wenz (1929: 2874). The names “caji” as mentioned in Cossmann (1909: 126) and " gayi  " as given by Bandel (2000: 140) are incorrect subsequent spellings.