Zonaria heilprinii Dall 1890 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea heilprini, Erronea (Adusta) heilprinii, Floradusta heilprini

Full reference: W. H. Dall. 1890. Contributions to the Tertiary fauna of Florida. Scientific Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Philadelphia 3(1):1-200

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

Sister taxa: Zonaria (Zonaria), Zonaria annettae, Zonaria dertamygdaloides, Zonaria dujardini, Zonaria globosa, Zonaria mariaelisabethae, Zonaria pingata, Zonaria pittorum, Zonaria porcellus, Zonaria praelatior, Zonaria pseudotumulus, Zonaria sanguinolenta, Zonaria shirleyae, Zonaria simonnei, Zonaria spurcoides, Zonaria theresae, Zonaria travancorica, Zonaria tumulus, Zonaria zonaria, Zonaria zonata

Type specimen: USNM 114103, a shell. Its type locality is USGS Loc. 2115 - Ten Mile Creek on Chipola River, 1 mile west of Baileys Ferry, which is in a Burdigalian marine marl/sandstone in the Chipola Formation of Florida.

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1 collection), United States (4: Florida)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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