Melanopsis handmanni Brusina, 1892

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 handmanni Brusina, 1892


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis handmanni Brusina, 1892  [invalid]

Original source.

Brusina 1892: 140.

Type horizon.

Early–middle Pannonian, late Miocene.

Type locality.

"Kotingbrunn; [...] Leobersdorf", Austria.


The illustrated syntypes are stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2513-159/1-4 (Milan et al. 1974: 92).


Introduced as replacement name for the senior (!) homonym Melanopsis fuchsi  Handmann, 1882, non Brusina, 1884. Wenz (1929: 2813-2814) synonymized Melanopsis handmanni  as well as Melanopsis fuchsi  Handmann, 1882 with Melanopsis pygmaea  .