Mauritia arabica Linnaeus 1758 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Arabica arabica, Cypraea (Mauritia) arabica, Cypraea arabica, Mauritia (Arabica) arabica

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Mauritia according to C. P. Meyer 2004

See also Jousseaume 1884, Ladd 1977, Linnaeus 1758, Martin 1879, Wilson 2002 and Yates 2008

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Mauritia) histrio, Mauritia (Mauritia), Mauritia eglantina, Mauritia grayana, Mauritia maculifera, Mauritia mauritiana, Mauritia scurra

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Djibouti (2 collections), Eritrea (1), India (1), Kenya (1), Mozambique (1), Pakistan (1), Tonga (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Guam (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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