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Muracypraea cayapa

Gastropoda - Cypraeidae

Cypraea cayapa was named by Pilsbry and Olsson (1941). Its type specimen is ANSP 13665, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Zone B (lower) - Jama Formation, which is in a Pliocene offshore sandstone in the Jama Formation of Ecuador.

It was recombined as Cypraea (Muracypraea) cayapa by Weisbord (1962); it was recombined as Siphocypraea cayapa by Petuch (1988); it was recombined as Barycypraea (Muracypraea) cayapa by Groves (1993); it was recombined as Muracypraea cayapa by Groves (1997), DeVries et al. (2006) and Landau and Groves (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1941Cypraea cayapa Pilsbry and Olsson
1962Cypraea (Muracypraea) cayapa Weisbord p. 238
1988Siphocypraea cayapa Petuch p. 100
1993Barycypraea (Muracypraea) cayapa Groves p. 12
1997Muracypraea cayapa Groves p. 152 figs. Plate 1, figures 2, 3
2006Muracypraea cayapa DeVries et al. p. 103
2011Muracypraea cayapa Landau and Groves p. 3

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassCaenogastropoda(Cox 1959)
Sorbeoconcha(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
Hypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
superorderLatrogastropodaRiedel 2000
superfamilyCypraeoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyCypraeidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyCypraeinaeRafinesque 1815
genusMuracypraeaWoodring 1957

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Muracypraea cayapa Pilsbry and Olsson 1941
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No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: omnivoref
Diet 2: grazerf
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-09-10 07:50:11
Modified: 2009-09-10 09:50:11
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Pliocene or 5.33300 to 2.58800 Ma

Collections: one only

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Ecuador (Manabi) Cypraea cayapa (type locality: 51886)