Cypraea (Lyncina) lynx Linnaeus 1758 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea lynx, Lyncina lynx

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 (Lyncina) according to H. S. Ladd 1977

See also Linnaeus 1758, Martin 1879 and Wilson 2002

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Lyncina) porteri, Cypraea (Lyncina) schilderorum, Cypraea (Lyncina) vitellus, Lyncina (Callistocypraea), Lyncina amygdalina, Lyncina camelopardalis, Lyncina carneola, Lyncina cingulata, Lyncina eristicos, Lyncina imperialis, Lyncina leviathan, Lyncina maestratii, Lyncina magnifica, Lyncina miopropinqua, Lyncina peyroti, Lyncina praecedens, Lyncina tumida

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Northern Mariana Islands (1 collection), Sudan (1), Tonga (3), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Guam (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (1), Indonesia (2)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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