Lyncina carneola Linnaeus 1758 (purple-mouthed cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combination: Cypraea carneola

Belongs to Lyncina according to G. Rosenberg et al. 2006

See also Wilson 2002

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Lyncina) lynx, Cypraea (Lyncina) porteri, Cypraea (Lyncina) schilderorum, Cypraea (Lyncina) vitellus, Lyncina (Callistocypraea), Lyncina amygdalina, Lyncina camelopardalis, Lyncina cingulata, Lyncina eristicos, Lyncina imperialis, Lyncina leviathan, Lyncina maestratii, Lyncina magnifica, Lyncina miopropinqua, Lyncina peyroti, Lyncina praecedens, Lyncina tumida

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Djibouti (1 collection), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (1), Japan (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Sudan (1), Tonga (6), United States (4: Hawaii), Vanuatu (1), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Guam (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1), South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (2), Indonesia (1)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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