Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola Linnaeus 1758 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea helveola, Cypraea helvola, Erosaria (Erosaria) helvola, Erosaria (Ravitrona) helvola

Belongs to Cypraea (Erosaria) according to T. Okutaini 2000

See also Barnard 1962, Ladd and Hoffmeister 1945, Linnaeus 1758, MacNeil 1960, Meyer 2004 and Wilson 2002

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Erosaria) caputserpentis, Cypraea (Erosaria) guttata, 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 spurca, Erosaria turdus

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Djibouti (1), Japan (2), Kenya (6), Mozambique (1), the Seychelles (7), Tonga (2), Tuvalu (2), United States (16: Hawaii), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene of Fiji (2)

• Miocene of Fiji (3), Indonesia (1)

Total: 45 collections each including a single occurrence

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