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Siphocypraea sarasotaensis

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Order Littorinimorpha
Family Cypraeidae

Siphocypraea sarasotaensis Petuch, 1994

Statigraphy:  Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation

Location:  APAC, Sarasota County, Florida USA.

Status: Extinct


Notes:  First described as a Siphocypraea, Petuch later classified this species with his Calusacypraea genus which is defined by neotenic characteristics such as an undeveloped anterior sulcus and very light weight.  Many researchers feel that this species is merely a variation of S. floridana (Lyle Campbell pers. comm.).  WoRMS classification Siphocypraea while Petuch would call this species Calusacypraea myakka.

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