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Erosaria spurca Linnaeus 1758 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 167367

Alternative combinations: Cypraea (Erosaria) spurca, Cypraea spurca, Erosaria (Erosaria) spurca, Erosaria (Ravitrona) spurca, Ocellaria spurca, Ravitrona spurca

Synonyms: Cypraea minima Monterosato 1897 (no. 343285), Erosaria minima Tenison Woods 1879 (no. 343282)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Erosaria according to F. Moretzsohn et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Erosaria) caputserpentis, Cypraea (Erosaria) guttata, Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola, Cypraea (Erosaria) malekulensis, Cypraea (Erosaria) sindiensis, Erosaria (Erosaria), Erosaria (Paulonaria), Erosaria (Ravitrona), Erosaria acicularis, Erosaria aliena, Erosaria americana, Erosaria cernica, Erosaria citrina, Erosaria eburnea, Erosaria erosa, Erosaria everwijni, Erosaria helvola, Erosaria labrolineata, Erosaria miliaris, Erosaria ocellata, Erosaria poraria, Erosaria turdus

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer