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Zonarina abbessensis Dolin and Lozouet 2004 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 343467

Alternative combination: Plaziatia abessensis

Full reference: L. Dolin and P. Lozouet. 2004. Nouvelles espèces de Gastéropodes (Mollusca: Gastropoda) de l’Oligocène et du Miocène inférieur de l’Aquitaine (Sud-Ouest de la France). Partie 3. Cypraeidae et Ovulidae. Cossmanniana hors série 4:1-164

Belongs to Zonarina according to D. Fehse 2007

Sister taxa: Zonarina (Zonarina), Zonarina annularia, Zonarina aturensis, Zonarina brogniarti, Zonarina exglobosa, Zonarina haueri, Zonarina liviae, Zonarina maynotensis, Zonarina pinguis, Zonarina provincialis, Zonarina subelongata

Type specimen: MNHN-IM-2000-3753, a shell. Its type locality is Abesse, Saint-Paul-les-Dax, which is in a Chattian perireef or subreef limestone in the Falun d'Escornebeou et Sainte Paul-les-Dax Formation of France.

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Average measurements (in mm): shell 22.3 x 15.4