Cypraea (Erosaria) caputserpentis Linnaeus 1758 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combination: Cypraea caputserpentis

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 (Erosaria) according to T. Okutaini 2000

See also Linnaeus 1758

Sister taxa: 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 spurca, Erosaria turdus

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Djibouti (1), Japan (1), Mozambique (1), the Seychelles (1), Tonga (1), United States (18: Hawaii), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Guam (1)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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