Subfamily Erosariinae Schilder 1924 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Parent taxon: Cypraeidae according to B. M. Landau and L. T. Groves 2011

See also Bouchet et al. 2005 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxa: Afrozoila, Akleistostoma, Archicypraeinae, Bernayinae, Bistolidinae, Cypraeinae, Cypraeorbis, Cypraeovulinae, Erroneinae, Eucypraea, Fossacypraea, Gisortia, Gisortiinae, Luriinae, Mandolina, Megalocypraea, Nariinae, Nesiocypraea, Notadusta, Ovulum, Palaeocypraea, Proadusta, Pseudadusta, Pseudocypraeinae, Pseudozonariinae, Pustulariinae, Pustulariopsis, Semicypraea, Siphocypraea, Umbilia, Zonariinae

Subtaxa: Erosaria Erosariini Monetaria Naria Nucleolaria Propustularia Staphylaea

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Type: Erosaria

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), the Bahamas (1), Bermuda (1), Djibouti (7), Eritrea (3), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (1), India (1), Japan (5), Kenya (9), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (7), Mozambique (1), New Zealand (2), Papua New Guinea (2), Saudi Arabia (3), the Seychelles (7), Spain (1), Sudan (1), Tonga (3), Tuvalu (2), United States (21: Florida, Hawaii), Vanuatu (6), Yemen (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Guam (1), Malaysia (2)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2), the Dominican Republic (5), Fiji (2), Indonesia (3), Japan (2), Northern Mariana Islands (1), the Philippines (1), Vanuatu (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (5)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (21), Fiji (3), Grenada (1), Hungary (2), Indonesia (7), Mexico (1), South Africa (1), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of France (3), Pakistan (2)

• Eocene of United States (2: Washington)

• Paleocene of Mexico (2)

Total: 162 collections including 252 occurrences

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