Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Family CYPRAEIDAE Rafinesque, 1815

Compiler and date details

October 2014 - D. Beechey & A. Mututantri

General References

Beesley, P.L., Ross, G.J.B. & Wells, A. (eds) 1998. Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing Vol. 5(Part B) pp. vi–viii, 565–1234. [780-784]

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Burgess, C.M. 1970. The Living Cowries. New Jersey : A.S. Barnes xiv + 389 pp.

Burgess, C.M. 1985. Cowries of the World. Cape Town : Seacomber Publications 289 pp.

Cate, C.N. 1964. Western Australian Cowries. Veliger 7(1): 7-29

Cate, C.N. 1968. Western Australian Cowries - A Second, Revised and Expanded Report. Veliger 10(3): 212-232

Foin, T.C. 1976. Plate tectonics and the biogeography of the Cypraeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Journal of Biogeography 3: 19-34

Iredale, T. 1935. Australian cowries. The Australian Zoologist 8(2): 96-135, pl. 8-9

Iredale, T. 1939. Australian Cowries. Part 2. The Australian Zoologist 9: 297-323 pls, 27-29

Lorenz, F. 2002. New Worldwide Cowries. Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks pp. 1-292.

Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. A Guide to Worldwide Cowries. Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks pp. 1-584.

Meyer, C.P. 2003. Molecular systematics of cowries (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae) and diversification patterns in the tropics. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society of London 79: 401-459

Meyer, C.P. 2004. Toward comprehensiveness: increased molecular sampling within Cypraeidae and its phylogenetic implications. Malacologia 46(1): 127-156

Moretzsohn, F. 2014. Cypraeidae: How well-inventoried is the best-known seashell family? American Malacological Bulletin 32(2): 278–289

Schilder, F.A. 1924. Systematischer Index der rezenten Cypraeidae. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 90(Abt. A, 4): 179-214

Schilder, F.A. & Schilder, M. 1939. Prodrome of a monograph on living Cypraeidae. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 23: 119-231

Schilder, M. & Schilder, F.A. 1971. A catalogue of living and fossil cowries. Taxonomy and Bibliography of Triviacea and Cypraeacea (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia). Mémoires de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 2 85: 1-246

Steadman, W.R. & Cotton, B.C. 1946. A key to the classification of the cowries (Cypraeidae). Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 8(3): 503-530, pl. 8-13

Vredenburg, E. 1920. Classification of the recent and fossil Cypraeidae. Records of the Geological Survey of India 51(2): 65-152

Wilson, B. & P. Clarkson 2004. Australia's spectacular cowries. A review and field study of two endemic genera: Zoila and Umbilia. California, USA : Odyssey Publishing 1, pp. 1-396.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
01-Jun-2021 LITTORINIMORPHA Golikov & Starobogatov, 1975 21-Mar-2019 MODIFIED
01-Jun-2021 CYPRAEOIDEA 17-Nov-2015 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
30-Nov-2011 MODIFIED