Erosaria spurca Linnaeus 1758 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea (Erosaria) spurca, Cypraea spurca, Erosaria (Erosaria) spurca, Erosaria (Ravitrona) spurca, Ocellaria spurca, Ravitrona spurca

Synonyms: Cypraea minima Monterosato 1897, Erosaria minima Tenison Woods 1879

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 Erosaria according to F. Moretzsohn et al. 2015

See also Groves 1992, Linnaeus 1758, Maury 1917, Schilder 1941 and Weisbord 1962

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Erosaria) caputserpentis, Cypraea (Erosaria) guttata, Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola, Cypraea (Erosaria) malekulensis, Cypraea (Erosaria) sindiensis, Erosaria (Erosaria), Erosaria (Paulonaria), Erosaria (Ravitrona), Erosaria acicularis, Erosaria aliena, Erosaria americana, Erosaria cernica, Erosaria citrina, Erosaria eburnea, Erosaria erosa, Erosaria everwijni, Erosaria helvola, Erosaria labrolineata, Erosaria miliaris, Erosaria ocellata, Erosaria poraria, Erosaria turdus

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Saudi Arabia (1 collection), Spain (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (4)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (4)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (20)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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