Melanopsis ovicona Deffner & Fraas, 1877

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 204-205

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Melanopsis ovicona Deffner & Fraas, 1877


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis ovicona Deffner & Fraas, 1877 

Original source.

Deffner and Fraas 1877: 16.

Type horizon.

Mammal zone MN 6, middle Miocene.

Type locality.

“Trendel” [in Nördlinger Ries], Germany.


Wenz (1929: 2763), who erroneously considered the taxon as a nomen nudum, listed it in synonymy of Melanopsis kleinii  Kurr, 1856.