Cypraeorbis Conrad 1865 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative spelling: Cypraea (Cypraeorbis)

Synonym: Loxacypraea Petuch 2004

Parent taxon: Cypraeorbinae according to T. A. Darragh 2011

See also Dolin and Lozouet 2004, Gardner 1947, Gardner 1948, Garvie 1996, Landau and Marques da Silva 2010, Petuch 1997, Schilder 1927 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Protocypraea, Zoila, Umbilia

Subtaxa: 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 apalachicolae Loxacypraea chilona Loxacypraea colligens Loxacypraea emilyae Loxacypraea genei Loxacypraea orbignyana Loxacypraea plumbea

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Type: Cypraea sphaeroides

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (23: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (1), Italy (2), United States (4: Florida, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Italy (2), Mexico (1), Peru (2), United States (14: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of Trinidad and Tobago (1)

Total: 56 collections including 69 occurrences

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