Muracypraea Woodring 1957 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative spellings: Barycypraea (Muracypraea), Cypraea (Muracypraea), Siphocypraea (Muracypraea)

Parent taxon: Cypraeinae according to B. M. Landau and L. T. Groves 2011

See also DeVries et al. 2006, Groves 1997, Olsson and Petit 1967, Perrilliat 1992, Todd 2001 and Weisbord 1962

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

Subtaxa: Muracypraea andersoni Muracypraea angustirima Muracypraea caroniensis Muracypraea cayapa Muracypraea donmoorei Muracypraea grahami Muracypraea henekeni Muracypraea hyaena Muracypraea isthmica Muracypraea mus Muracypraea ormenoi Muracypraea projecta Muracypraea tuberae Muracypraea woodringi

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Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Venezuela (1 collection)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (5), Ecuador (1), Venezuela (6)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (5)

• Miocene of Colombia (30), the Dominican Republic (20), Ecuador (4), Mexico (2), Panama (14), Peru (4), Trinidad and Tobago (3), Venezuela (3)

Total: 98 collections including 99 occurrences

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