Loxacypraea emilyae Dolin 1991 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combination: Cypraeorbis emilyae

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 Loxacypraea according to L. Dolin 2015

See also Dolin 1991 and Landau and Groves 2011

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Cypraeorbis) heilprinii, Cypraeorbis (Cypraeorbis), Cypraeorbis alabamensis, Cypraeorbis arlettae, 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 colligens, Loxacypraea genei, Loxacypraea plumbea, Loxacypraea apalachicolae

Type specimen: USNM 438580, a shell

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution: found only at TU 458 - Farley Creek (Miocene of Florida)

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