Macrocypraea Woodring 1957 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative spellings: Cypraea (Macrocypraea), Trona (Macrocypraea)

Parent taxon: Cypraeinae according to J. L. Soriano 2006

See also Jung 1971, Petuch 1990, Sepkoski 2002 and Todd 2001

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

Subtaxa: Cypraea (Macrocypraea) spengleri Macrocypraea anguillana Macrocypraea cervus Macrocypraea joanneae Macrocypraea veintensis Macrocypraea zebra

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Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (4 collections), Haiti (1), Jamaica (1), United States (5: Florida)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (4)

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

• Eocene of Mexico (1)

Total: 22 collections including 23 occurrences

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