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Cypraea Linnaeus 1758 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 9724

Synonyms: Cypraea (Pantherinaria) Sacco 1890 (no. 336509), Pantherinaria Sacco 1890 (no. 336506), Vulgusella Jousseaume 1884 [objective synonym] (no. 340542)

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

Parent taxon: Cypraeinae according to A. J. W. Hendy 2007

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

Subtaxa: Cypraea (Austrocypraea), Cypraea (Bernayia), Cypraea (Bistolida) hirundo, Cypraea (Bistolida) kieneri, Cypraea (Conocypraea), Cypraea (Cribrarula), Cypraea (Cribrarula) cribraria, Cypraea (Cypraea), Cypraea (Cypropterina), Cypraea (Luponia), Cypraea (Notocypraea), Cypraea boucheti, Cypraea flaveola, Cypraea oakvillensis, Cypraea ohiroi, Cypraea pantherina, Cypraea pediculus, Cypraea pennae, Cypraea problematica, Cypraea sulcosa, Cypraea tigris

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Type: Cypraea (Cypraea) tigris

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer