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Mauritia Troschel 1863 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 115686

Alternative spelling: Cypraea (Mauritia)

Synonyms: Arabica Jousseaume 1884 (no. 9491), Mauritia (Arabica) Jousseaume 1884 (no. 336433)

Parent taxon: Cypraeinae according to L. Dolin and P. Lozouet 2004

Sister taxa: Cypraea, Cypraeini, Jousseaumea, Leporicypraea, Macrocypraea, Muracypraea, Plaziatia, Praerosaria, Prozonarina, Schilderia, Subepona, Talparia, Zonarina

Subtaxa: Cypraea (Mauritia) histrio, Mauritia (Mauritia), Mauritia arabica, Mauritia eglantina, Mauritia grayana, Mauritia maculifera, Mauritia mauritiana, Mauritia scurra

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Type: Cypraea mauritiana

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer