Melanopsis decipiens P. Fischer, 1883

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 95

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Melanopsis decipiens P. Fischer, 1883


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis decipiens P. Fischer, 1883 

Original source.

Fischer 1883: 60, pl. 3, fig. 3.

Type horizon.

Late Miocene.

Type locality.

"Smendou, province de Constantine, Algérie” [Zighoud Youcef], Algeria.


Fischer attributed the authority to Tournouër, but from the foregoing introduction it is clear that the species was described by Fischer.