Cypraea tigris Linnaeus 1758 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea (Cypraea) tigris, Vulgusella tigris

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 Cypraea according to C. P. Meyer 2003

See also Jousseaume 1884, Ladd 1977, Linnaeus 1758, Martin 1879 and Wilson 2002

Sister taxa: 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 bayerquei, Cypraea boucheti, Cypraea castacensis, Cypraea flaveola, Cypraea fresnoensis, Cypraea oakvillensis, Cypraea ohiroi, Cypraea pantherina, Cypraea pediculus, Cypraea pennae, Cypraea problematica, Cypraea sulcosa

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of India (1 collection)

• Miocene of Guam (1), Indonesia (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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