Muracypraea henekeni Sowerby 1850 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea (Muracypraea) henekeni, Cypraea henekeni, Cypraea henikeni, Siphocypraea (Muracypraea) henekeni

Synonym: Siphocypraea quagga Schilder 1939

Full reference: G. B. Sowerby. 1850. Descriptions of new species of fossil shells found by J.S. Heniken Esq. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 6:44-53

Belongs to Muracypraea according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Anderson 1929, Brown and Pilsbry 1911, DeVries et al. 2006, Groves 1997, Maury 1917, Olsson 1964, Sowerby 1850 and Weisbord 1962

Sister taxa: Muracypraea andersoni, Muracypraea angustirima, Muracypraea caroniensis, Muracypraea cayapa, Muracypraea donmoorei, Muracypraea grahami, Muracypraea hyaena, Muracypraea isthmica, Muracypraea mus, Muracypraea ormenoi, Muracypraea projecta, Muracypraea tuberae, Muracypraea woodringi

Type specimens:

  • Muracypraea henekeni: BM(NH) G83940, a shell
  • Siphocypraea quagga:

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer


• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (5 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (5)

• Miocene of Colombia (2), the Dominican Republic (20), Panama (7), Trinidad and Tobago (2), Venezuela (1)

Total: 42 collections each including a single occurrence

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