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  • Siphocypraea griffini


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    MikeR
    • S. griffini has a smaller length to width ratio than S. problematica (MR 2057-121) however Petuch has named a large number of Cypraeidae from the Florida Plio-Pleistocene many of which are probably not valid.  A variance plot of many individuals would need to be produced to unequivocally determine if S. griffini is a distinct species.

       

      Reference

      Petuch, Edward J. 1994. Atlas of Florida Fossil Shells (Pliocene and Pleistocene Marine Gastropods).  Chicago Spectrum Press.

    Taxonomy

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Gastropoda
    Order: Littorinimorpha
    Family: Cyparaeidae
    Genus: Siphocypraea
    Species: S. griffini
    Author Citation Petuch, 1994

    Geological Time Scale

    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Quaternary
    Epoch: Pleistocene
    International Age: Gelasian

    Stratigraphy

    Caloosahatchee Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Michael Reagin
    Date Collected: 08/30/2015
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 62mm

    Location

    Martin County
    Florida
    United States

    Comments

    S. griffini has a smaller length to width ratio than S. problematica (MR 2057-121) however Petuch has named a large number of Cypraeidae from the Florida Plio-Pleistocene many of which are probably not valid.  A variance plot of many individuals would need to be produced to unequivocally determine if S. griffini is a distinct species.

     

    Reference

    Petuch, Edward J. 1994. Atlas of Florida Fossil Shells (Pliocene and Pleistocene Marine Gastropods).  Chicago Spectrum Press.



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