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Cypraeidae Rafinesque, 1815

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Genus Annepona Iredale, 1935
Genus Arestorides Iredale, 1930
Genus Barycypraea Schilder, 1927
Genus Blasicrura Iredale, 1930
Genus Callistocypraea Schilder, 1927
Genus Chelycypraea Schilder, 1927
Genus Contradusta Meyer, 2003
Genus Cribrarula Strand, 1929
Subfamily Cypraeinae Rafinesque, 1815
  » Genus Cypraea Linnaeus, 1758
Subfamily Erosariinae Schilder, 1924
Subfamily Erroneinae Schilder, 1927
Subfamily Gisortiinae Schilder, 1927 †
Genus Leporicypraea Iredale, 1930
Subfamily Luriinae Schilder, 1932
  » Genus Luria Jousseaume, 1884
  » Genus Talparia Troschel, 1863
Genus Lyncina Troschel, 1863
Genus Mauritia Troschel, 1863
Genus Melicerona Iredale, 1930
Genus Notadusta Schilder, 1935
Genus Ovatipsa Iredale, 1931
Genus Palmadusta Iredale, 1930
Genus Purpuradusta Schilder, 1939
Subfamily Pustulariinae Gill, 1871
  » Tribe Cypraeovulini Schilder, 1927
    » Genus Cypraeovula Gray, 1824
  » Genus Pseudozonaria Schilder, 1929
  » Tribe Pustulariini Gill, 1871
    » Genus Pustularia Swainson, 1840
  » Tribe Zonariini Schilder, 1932
    » Genus Zonaria Jousseaume, 1884
Genus Ransoniella Dolin & Lozouet, 2005
Genus Talostolida Schilder, 1939
Genus Trona Jousseaume, 1884
Genus Zoila Jousseaume, 1884

Genus Afrozoila Fehse, 2016 accepted as Barycypraea Schilder, 1927
Genus Cribraria Jousseaume, 1884 accepted as Cribrarula Strand, 1929 (Invalid: junior homonym of Cribraria Persoon, 1794 [Mycetozoa]; Cribrarula is a replacement name)
recent + fossil
Not documented
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Cypraeidae Rafinesque, 1815. Accessed through: Odido, M.; Appeltans, W.; BelHassen, M.; Mussai, P.; Nsiangango, S.E.; Vandepitte, L.; Wambiji, N.; Zamouri, N. Jiddou, A.M. (Eds) (2021) African Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-09-25
Odido, M.; Appeltans, W.; BelHassen, M.; Mussai, P.; Nsiangango, S.E.; Vandepitte, L.; Wambiji, N.; Zamouri, N. Jiddou, A.M. (Eds) (2021). African Register of Marine Species. Cypraeidae Rafinesque, 1815. Accessed at: on 2021-09-25
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basis of record Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. <em>Malacologia.</em> 47 (1-2): 1-397. [20 July]., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Lorenz F. (2002) New worldwide cowries. Descriptions of new taxa and revisions of selected groups of living Cypraeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). <i>Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur-Cismar</i> 20: 1-292, pls 1-40. [details]   

additional source Lorenz F. & Hubert A. (2000) A guide to worldwide cowries. Edition 2. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 584 pp. [details]   

additional source Meyer C. 2003. Molecular systematics of cowries (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae) and diversification patterns in the tropics. <i>Biological Journal of the Linnean Society</i>, 79: 401-459. [details]   

additional source Schilder, M. & Schilder, F. A. (1971) A catalogue of living and fossil cowries. A taxonomy and bibliography of Triviacea and Cypraeacea (Gastropoda Prosobranchia). Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Mémoires, Deuxième Series, 85: 1-246 [details]   

additional source Burgess C.M. (1985). <i>Cowries of the world</i>. Cape Town: Gordon Verhoef, Seacomber Publications. xiv + 289 pp.  [details]   

additional source Moretzsohn, F. (2014). Cypraeidae: How well-inventoried is the best-known seashell family?. <em>American Malacological Bulletin.</em> 32(2): 278-289., available online at
page(s): 278-289 [details]   

additional source Lorenz, F. (2017). <i>Cowries. A guide to the gastropod family Cypraeidae</i>. Volume 1, <i>Biology and systematics</i>. Harxheim: ConchBooks. 644 pp. [details]   

additional source Burgess, C.M. (1970). The Living Cowries. AS Barnes and Co, Ltd. Cranbury, New Jersey. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality