Erosaria acicularis Gmelin 1791 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea acicularis, Erosaria (Erosaria) spurca acicularis

Full reference: J. F. Gmelin. 1791. Systema Naturae

Belongs to Erosaria according to L. Gardiner 2001

See also Gmelin 1791, Groves 1992 and Weisbord 1962

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Erosaria) caputserpentis, Cypraea (Erosaria) guttata, Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola, Cypraea (Erosaria) malekulensis, Cypraea (Erosaria) sindiensis, Erosaria (Erosaria), Erosaria (Paulonaria), Erosaria (Ravitrona), Erosaria aliena, Erosaria americana, Erosaria cernica, Erosaria citrina, Erosaria eburnea, Erosaria erosa, Erosaria everwijni, Erosaria helvola, Erosaria labrolineata, Erosaria miliaris, Erosaria ocellata, Erosaria poraria, Erosaria spurca, Erosaria turdus

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Bermuda (1)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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