Melanopsis sinzowi Loerenthey , 1902

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 254

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Melanopsis sinzowi Loerenthey , 1902


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis sinzowi Loerenthey, 1902  [invalid]

Original source.

Lörenthey 1902: 213, pl. 17, figs 31-32.

Type horizon.

Transdanubian, Pannonian, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Tinnye”, Hungary.


Junior homonym of Melanopsis sinzowi  Brusina, 1885. Wenz (1919a: 73) introduced Melanopsis tinnyensis  as replacement name. 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 junior homonym of Melanopsis ventricosa  Neumayr, 1880 and thus invalid, the name spinosa  is available and has priority over rarispina  .