Cypraea castacensis Stewart 1927 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Full reference: R. B. Stewart. 1927. Gabb's California fossil type gastropods. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 78:287-447

Belongs to Cypraea according to R. B. Stewart 1927

See also Perrilliat et al. 2003 and Squires 1984

Sister taxa: Cypraea (Austrocypraea), Cypraea (Bernayia), Cypraea (Bistolida) hirundo, Cypraea (Bistolida) kieneri, Cypraea (Conocypraea), Cypraea (Cribrarula), Cypraea (Cribrarula) cribraria, Cypraea (Cypraea), Cypraea (Cypropterina), Cypraea (Luponia), Cypraea (Notocypraea), Cypraea bayerquei, Cypraea boucheti, Cypraea fenestratis, Cypraea flaveola, Cypraea fresnoensis, Cypraea oakvillensis, Cypraea ohiroi, Cypraea pantherina, Cypraea pediculus, Cypraea pennae, Cypraea problematica, Cypraea sulcosa, Cypraea tigris

Type specimen: UCMP 11690

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (3: California collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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