Luria cantaurana Landau and Groves 2011 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Full reference: B. M. Landau and L. T. Groves. 2011. Cypraeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from the early Miocene Cantaure Formation of northern Venezuela. Novaplex 12(1-2):1-38

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

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Luria) cinerea, Luria campbelliana, Luria dominicensis, Luria isabella, Luria isabellaprimitiva, Luria lurida, Luria mariaelisabethae, Luria tessellata, Luria voleki, Luria (Tessellata) cahuzaci, Luria (Tessellata) castinea, Luria (Tessellata) chattica, Luria (Tessellata) pelouaensis, Luria (Basilitrona) sanctesebastiani, Luria (Basilitrona) jenkinsi, Luria (Basilitrona) patrespatriae

Type specimen: NHMW 2010/0036/0002, a shell. Its type locality is Cantaure Formation (unspecified localities), which is in a Miocene marine siliciclastic in the Cantaure Formation of Venezuela.

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution: found only at Cantaure Formation (unspecified localities)

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