Zonaria pittorum Groves 1997 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Full reference: L. T. Groves. 1997. A review of cypraeiform gastropods from Neogene strata of northwestern Ecuador, with the description of two new species. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 30(3):147-157

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 heilprinii, Zonaria mariaelisabethae, Zonaria pingata, 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: LACMIP 12432, a shell. Its type locality is TU 1399. Roadcut on west side of Camarones, which is in a Pliocene deep-water shale in the Onzole Formation of Ecuador.

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Zonaria pittorum in the database

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