Macrocypraea zebra Linnaeus 1758 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea (Trona) zebra, Cypraea zebra, Trona (Macrocypraea) zebra

Synonym: Cypraea exanthema Linnaeus 1767

Belongs to Macrocypraea according to P. Jung 1971

See also Hendy et al. 2008 and Weisbord 1962

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Macrocypraea) spengleri, Macrocypraea anguillana, Macrocypraea cervus, Macrocypraea joanneae, Macrocypraea veintensis

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (4 collections), Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (3)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Grenada (2)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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