Melanopsis tanousi Bourguignat, 1884

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 275

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Melanopsis tanousi Bourguignat, 1884


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis tanousi Bourguignat, 1884 

Original source.

Bourguignat 1884: 137.

Type locality.

"Dans les cours d’eau de la plaine du Bahr-el-Houlé, non loin d’Ain-el-Mellaha” [in the rivers of the plains of the Hula valley, near Aïn Mallahah], Israel.


Bourguignat (1884) denoted the authority as "Letourneux, 1882", but there is no evidence that the description really derived from that author. Heller et al. (2005: 244) considered the species as a junior synonym of Melanopsis lampra  Bourguignat, 1884.