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Gastropoda - Cypraeidae

Bernaya was named by Jousseaume (1884) [Sepkoski's age data: J Tith T Ol-l Sepkoski's reference number: 121]. Its type is Cypraea media.

It was reranked as Cypraea (Bernayia) by Oppenheim (1906) and Vredenburg (1925); it was reranked as Cypraea (Bernaya) by Islamoglu and Taner (2002); it was synonymized subjectively with Cypraeorbis by Darragh (2011).

It was assigned to Cypraeorbini by Gliozzi and Malatesta (1983); to Cypraeidae by Cossmann (1891), Abbass (1967) and Groves (1990); to Cypraea by Oppenheim (1906), Vredenburg (1925) and Islamoglu and Taner (2002); to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Bernayinae by Schilder (1927), Perrilliat et al. (2003) and Bouchet and Rosenberg (2016).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1884Bernaya Jousseaume
1891Bernayia Cossmann
1906Cypraea (Bernayia) Oppenheim p. 301
1925Cypraea (Bernayia) Vredenburg p. 303
1927Bernaya Schilder
1967Bernaya Abbass p. 64
1983Bernaya Gliozzi and Malatesta p. 103
1990Bernaya Groves p. 277
2002Cypraea (Bernaya) Islamoglu and Taner p. 49
2002Bernaya Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Bernaya Perrilliat et al. p. 42
2016Bernaya Bouchet and Rosenberg

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyCypraeoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyCypraeidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyBernayinaeSchilder 1927
genusBernayaJousseaume 1884

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.

L. T. Groves 1990Shell medium to large size, anterior end somewhat carinate, dorsum smooth, spire of medium height and partially covered, aperture wide, sides rounded, anterior and posterior canals deep, fossula smooth, concave, wide.