Melanopsis tinnyensis Wenz, 1919

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 279

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Melanopsis tinnyensis Wenz, 1919


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis tinnyensis Wenz, 1919 

Original source.

Wenz 1919a: 73.

Type horizon.

Middle Pannonian, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Tinnye” ( Lörenthey 1902: 214), Hungary.


Replacement name for Melanopsis sinzowi  Lörenthey, 1902, non Brusina, 1885. Papp (1953b: 145) considered the taxon as a junior synonym of Melanopsis rarispina  Lörenthey, 1902. However, Papp (1953b) gave the older names Melanopsis bouei spinosa  Handmann, 1882 and Melanopsis bouei ventricosa  Handmann, 1882 in synonymy of Melanopsis rarispina  . While ventricosa  Handmann is a homonym of Melanopsis ventricosa  Neumayr, 1880 and thus invalid, the name spinosa  is available and has priority over rarispina  .