Loxacypraea chilona Dall 1900 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea chilona, Cypraeorbis chilona, Siphocypraea chilona

Synonyms: Cypraea (Cypraeorbis) tapeina Gardner 1947, Siphocypraea tapeina Gardner 1947

Belongs to Loxacypraea according to L. Dolin 2015

See also Darragh 2011, Dolin 1991, Gardner 1947, Landau and Marques da Silva 2010 and Petuch 2004

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Cypraeorbis) heilprinii, Cypraeorbis (Cypraeorbis), Cypraeorbis alabamensis, Cypraeorbis arlettae, Cypraeorbis boggsi, Cypraeorbis bulbus, Cypraeorbis exsplendens, Cypraeorbis gaasensis, Cypraeorbis kendrewi, Cypraeorbis lineata, Cypraeorbis noveli, Cypraeorbis nuculoides, Cypraeorbis perplexa, Cypraeorbis sphaeroides, Cypraeorbis splendens, Cypraeorbis vaughani, Cypraeorbis ventripotens, Cypraeorbis vesicularis, Cypraeorbis willcoxi, Loxacypraea orbignyana, Loxacypraea emilyae, Loxacypraea colligens, Loxacypraea genei, Loxacypraea plumbea, Loxacypraea apalachicolae

Type specimens:

  • Loxacypraea chilona: USNM 498388, a shell. Its type locality is USGS Loc. 2211 - Alum Bluff, lower bed, which is in a Burdigalian marine marl/sandstone in the Chipola Formation of Florida.
  • Siphocypraea tapeina: USNM 497854, a shell. Its type locality is USGS Loc. 14436 - White's Creek, which is in a Serravallian marine marl/sandstone in the Shoal River Formation of Florida.

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections), Panama (6), United States (14: Florida)

• Oligocene of Panama (2)

Total: 24 collections including 25 occurrences

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