Melanopsis incerta Ferussac , 1822

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 incerta Ferussac , 1822


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis incerta Ferussac, 1822 

Original source.

Férussac 1819-1851: Mélanopsides fossiles, pl. 1 (1822), fig. 12.

Type horizon.

Sarmatian (sensu lato), middle–late Miocene.

Type locality.

"De Sestos" [Sestos, prov. Çanakkale], Turkey.


The species was also illustrated on pl. 2 of the “Mélanopsides fossiles" in the "Histoire naturelle" ( Férussac 1819-1851) and on pl. 8 in Férussac (1823). However, Férussac obviously mixed up Melanopsis incerta  with Melanopsis daudebartii  and erroneously illustrated the latter of both species, which was already recognized by Deshayes when preparing the final explanations for the plates of the "Histoire naturelle".