Zoila platypyga McCoy 1876 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea (Aricia) platypyga, Cypraea platypyga, Zoila (Zoila) platypyga, Zoila platygyra

Synonyms: Cypraea (Aricia) consobrina McCoy 1877, Cypraea toxorhyncha Tate 1890, Gisortia consobrina McCoy 1877, Zoila (Zoila) consobrina McCoy 1877, Zoila consobrina McCoy 1877, Zoila toxorhyncha Tate 1890

Belongs to Zoila according to T. A. Darragh 2011

See also McCoy 1876, Tate 1890 and Tate 1892

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Zoila) itoigawai, Zoila (Zoila), Zoila campestris, Zoila chathamensis, Zoila didymorhyncha, Zoila dolichorhyncha, Zoila fodinata, Zoila gigas, Zoila glomerabilis, Zoila mulderi, Zoila viathomsoni

Type specimens:

  • Zoila platypyga: P12137, a shell
  • Zoila consobrina: P1213, a shell.
  • Zoila toxorhyncha: T823, a shell.

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (5 collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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