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Pseudozonaria praeaequinoctialis Landau and Groves 2011 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 249723

Full reference: B. M. Landau and L. T. Groves. 2011. Cypraeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from the early Miocene Cantaure Formation of northern Venezuela. Novaplex 12(1-2):1-38

Belongs to Pseudozonaria according to B. M. Landau and L. T. Groves 2011

Sister taxa: Pseudozonaria aequinoctialis, Pseudozonaria annettae, Pseudozonaria arabicula, Pseudozonaria cathyae, Pseudozonaria falconensis, Pseudozonaria fehsei, Pseudozonaria frassinetti, Pseudozonaria frassinettii, Pseudozonaria nigropunctata, Pseudozonaria portelli, Pseudozonaria primarobertsi, Pseudozonaria raymondrobertsi, Pseudozonaria robertsi, Pseudozonaria telembiensis, Zonaria (Pseudozonaria) cathyae

Type specimen: NHMW 2010/0036/0019, a shell. Its type locality is Cantaure Formation (unspecified localities), which is in a Miocene marine siliciclastic in the Cantaure Formation of Venezuela.

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Average measurements (in mm): shell 32.3 x 21.3