Trona trinitatensis Mansfield 1925 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea trinitatensis, Macrocypraea trinitatensis, Trona (Macrocypraea) trinitatensis

Synonyms: Cypraea fossula Ingram 1947, Luira (Tessellata) fossula Ingram 1947

Full reference: W. C. Mansfield. 1925. Miocene gastropods and scaphopods from Trinidad, British West Indies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 66(22):9116-9125

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

See also Mansfield 1925

Sister taxa: Trona (Trona), Trona apenninensis, Trona calhounensis, Trona carcarensis, Trona ingrami, Trona leporina, Trona lyncoides, Trona stercoraria, Trona subporcellus

Type specimens:

  • Trona trinitatensis: USNM 352686, a shell. Its type locality is USGS 8299, which is in a Miocene marine siliciclastic in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Luira (Tessellata) fossula:

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of Trinidad and Tobago (1 collection), Venezuela (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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