Muracypraea cayapa Pilsbry and Olsson 1941 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Barycypraea (Muracypraea) cayapa, Cypraea (Muracypraea) cayapa, Cypraea cayapa, Siphocypraea cayapa

Full reference: H. A. Pilsbry and A.A. Olsson. 1941. A Pliocene fauna from Western Ecuador. Proceedings of the Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 93:1-79

Belongs to Muracypraea according to B. M. Landau and L. T. Groves 2011

See also DeVries et al. 2006, Groves 1997, Petuch 1988, Pilsbry and Olsson 1941 and Weisbord 1962

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

Type specimen: ANSP 13665, a shell. Its type locality is Zone B (lower) - Jama Formation, which is in a Pliocene offshore sandstone in the Jama Formation of Ecuador.

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution: found only at Zone B (lower) - Jama Formation

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.