Cypraeorbis arlettae Dolin 1991 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combination: Zoila arlettae

Full reference: L. Dolin. 1991. Cypraeoidea and Lamellarioidea (Mollusca: Gastropoda), from the Chipola Formation (late early Miocene) of northwestern Florida. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 24(1-2):1-60

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

See also Dolin 1991

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Cypraeorbis) heilprinii, Cypraeorbis (Cypraeorbis), Cypraeorbis alabamensis, 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 chilona, Loxacypraea orbignyana, Loxacypraea emilyae, Loxacypraea colligens, Loxacypraea genei, Loxacypraea plumbea, Loxacypraea apalachicolae

Type specimen: USNM 43590, a shell

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (8: Florida collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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