Pustularia Swainson 1840 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative spelling: Cypraea (Pustularia)

Synonyms: Cypraea (Epona) Adams and Adams 1854, Epona Adams and Adams 1854

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

See also Groves 1994, Ladd 1977, MacNeil 1960, Maury 1917, Rosenberg et al. 2006, Schilder 1941 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Eopustularia, Neobernaya

Subtaxa: Pustularia (Ipsa) Pustularia (Pustularia) Pustularia cicercula Pustularia globulus Pustularia kamai Pustularia lodanensis Pustularia margarita

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Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Djibouti (1), Guam (1), Japan (1), Kenya (3), the Marshall Islands (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Papua New Guinea (2), the Seychelles (2), United States (8: Hawaii), Vanuatu (1), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Guam (1)

• Pliocene of Fiji (1)

• Miocene of Cuba (1), Fiji (1), Guam (1), Indonesia (4)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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