Cypraeorbis willcoxi Dall 1890 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea willcoxi, Cypraeorbis willcoxii, Zoila willcoxi

Synonyms: Cypraea hertleini Ingram 1948, Cypraeorbis hertleini Ingram 1948

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

See also Dolin 1991, Ingram 1948 and Schilder and Schilder 1971

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, Loxacypraea chilona, Loxacypraea orbignyana, Loxacypraea emilyae, Loxacypraea colligens, Loxacypraea genei, Loxacypraea plumbea, Loxacypraea apalachicolae

Subtaxa: Cypraeorbis willcoxi ballista

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Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (17: Florida collections)

Total: 17 collections including 22 occurrences

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