Erosaria Troschel 1863 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative spelling: Cypraea (Erosaria)

Parent taxon: Erosariinae according to C. P. Meyer 2004

See also Hendy 2007, Ladd 1977, MacNeil 1960, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Vredenburg 1925 and Weisbord 1962

Sister taxa: Erosariini, Monetaria, Naria, Nucleolaria, Propustularia, Staphylaea

Subtaxa: Cypraea (Erosaria) caputserpentis Cypraea (Erosaria) guttata Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola Cypraea (Erosaria) malekulensis Cypraea (Erosaria) sindiensis Erosaria (Erosaria) Erosaria (Paulonaria) Erosaria (Ravitrona) Erosaria acicularis 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

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Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), the Bahamas (1), Bermuda (1), Djibouti (7), Eritrea (3), India (1), Japan (2), Kenya (6), Mexico (7), Mozambique (1), New Zealand (2), Saudi Arabia (2), the Seychelles (7), Spain (1), Sudan (1), Tonga (3), Tuvalu (2), United States (21: Florida, Hawaii), Vanuatu (3), Yemen (2)

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

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (5), Fiji (2), Indonesia (3), the Philippines (1), Vanuatu (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (4)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (21), Fiji (3), Indonesia (4), Mexico (1), South Africa (1)

• Oligocene of Pakistan (2)

Total: 126 collections including 158 occurrences

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