Umbilia (Umbilia) hesitata Iredale 1916 (cowry)

Gastropoda - Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae

Alternative combinations: Cypraea (Umbilia) hesitata, Cypraea hesitata, Umbilia hesitata

Invalid subtaxa: Cypraea amygdalina Tate 1890 [replaced name], Cypraea tatei Cossmann 1903, Cypraea umbilicata Dilwyn 1823 [replaced name], Cypraea umbilicata Sowerby 1825 [replaced name], Umbilia (Umbilia) cera Cotton 1947, Umbilia (Umbilia) tatei Cossmann 1903, Umbilia cera Cotton 1947

Belongs to Umbilia (Umbilia) according to T. A. Darragh 2002

See also Cossmann 1903, Darragh 2002, Schilder 1941 and Wilson and Langenheim 1993

Sister taxa: Umbilia (Umbilia) angustior, Umbilia (Umbilia) armeniaca, Umbilia (Umbilia) capricornica, Umbilia (Umbilia) eximia, Umbilia (Umbilia) leptorhyncha, Umbilia (Umbilia) petilirostris, Umbilia (Umbilia) platyrhyncha, Umbilia (Umbilia) prosila, Umbilia (Umbilia) siphonata

Type specimens:

  • Umbilia (Umbilia) hesitata: BMNH 1950.8.28.22, a shell
  • Cypraea amygdalina: SAM T812A, a shell.
  • Cypraea umbilicata:
  • Cypraea umbilicata: BMNH 1950.8.28.22, a shell.
  • Umbilia (Umbilia) cera: SAM P8339, a shell.
  • Umbilia (Umbilia) tatei: SAM T812A, a shell.

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer


• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Australia (5)

• Miocene of Australia (5)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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