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Akleistostoma Gardner 1948 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82790

Alternative spelling: Siphocypraea (Akleistostoma)

Full reference: J. A. Gardner. 1948. Mollusca from the Miocene and Lower Pliocene of Virginia and North Carolina: Part 2. Scaphopoda and Gastropoda. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 199(B):179-310

Parent taxon: Cypraeidae according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Afrozoila, Archicypraeinae, Bernayinae, Bistolidinae, Cypraeinae, Cypraeorbis, Cypraeovulinae, Erosariinae, Erroneinae, Eucypraea, Fossacypraea, Gisortia, Gisortiinae, Luriinae, Mandolina, Megalocypraea, Nariinae, Nesiocypraea, Notadusta, Ovulum, Palaeocypraea, Proadusta, Pseudadusta, Pseudocypraeinae, Pseudozonariinae, Pustulariinae, Pustulariopsis, Semicypraea, Siphocypraea, Umbilia, Zonariinae

Subtaxa: Akleistostoma bairdi, Akleistostoma carolinensis, Akleistostoma crocodila, Akleistostoma diegelae, Akleistostoma erici, Akleistostoma floridana, Akleistostoma hughesi, Akleistostoma jenniferae, Akleistostoma macbrideae, Akleistostoma pilsbryi, Akleistostoma rilkoi

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Type: Cypraea carolinensis

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer