WoRMS taxon details

Melonini Pilsbry & Olsson, 1954

382351  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:382351)

Not documented
MolluscaBase (2018). Melonini Pilsbry & Olsson, 1954. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=382351 on 2018-12-18
2009-02-04 10:57:56Z
2013-10-09 15:52:18Z

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basis of record Bail P. & Poppe G.T. 2001. A conchological iconography: a taxonomic introduction of the recent Volutidae. ConchBooks, Hackenheim. 30 pp, 5 pl. (updated October 2008 for WoRMS) [details]   

basis of record Bouchet P., Rocroi J.P., Hausdorf B., Kaim A., Kano Y., Nützel A., Parkhaev P., Schrödl M. & Strong E.E. (2017). Revised classification, nomenclator and typification of gastropod and monoplacophoran families. <em>Malacologia.</em> 61(1-2): 1-526. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Diagnosis Protoconch dome-shaped, variable in size, smooth or more or less axially ribbed. Body whorl medium to large, solid, often coronated with knobs or spines. Rich, tent-like, very variable pattern. [details]

Spelling Original spelling (tribe) Meloides. The spelling Meloini was previously in use, and it is a homonym of Meloini/Meloinae Gyllenhal, 1810, based on Meloe Linnaeus, 1758 [Coleoptera]. However, the genitive of Melo is Melonis, and thus the stem of a family-group name based on Melo is Melon-, hence the spelling Melonini. [details]