Definition of Family cypraeidae

1. Noun. Family of marine gastropods comprising the cowries.

Exact synonyms: Cypraeidae
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Group relationships: Order Pectinibranchia, Pectinibranchia
Member holonyms: Cypraea, Genus Cypraea



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Cypraeidae

family Cuculidae
family Cucurbitaceae
family Culicidae
family Cunoniaceae
family Cupressaceae
family Curculionidae
family Cuterebridae
family Cyatheaceae
family Cycadaceae
family Cyclopteridae
family Cymatiidae
family Cynipidae
family Cynocephalidae
family Cynoglossidae
family Cyperaceae
family Cypraeidae
family Cyprinidae
family Cyprinodontidae
family Cyrilliaceae
family Dacninae
family Dacrymycetaceae
family Dactylopiidae
family Dactylopteridae
family Dactyloscopidae
family Danaidae
family Dasyatidae
family Dasypodidae
family Dasyproctidae
family Dasyuridae
family Dasyurinae

Literary usage of Family cypraeidae

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1. A Monograph of the Molluscan Fauna of the Orthaulax Pugnax Zone of the by William Healey Dall (1915)
"Family CYPRAEIDAE. Genus CYPRAEA Linnaeus. CYPRAEA CAPENSIS Lamarck. Cat. No. 18174, USNM, one from Natal. Cat. No. 7i USNM, three from Cape of Good Hope. ..."

2. American Journal of Conchology by George Washington Tryon, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Conchological Section (1871)
"... inner lip smooth," and that both the latter and the family Cypraeidae are accredited with a " spire concealed." In the latest monograph of the family ..."

3. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1901)
"Occurrence.—AQUIA FORMATION. 1 mile southeast of Mason Springs, 2 miles below Potomac Creek. Collection.-—Maryland Geological Survey. Family CYPRAEIDAE. ..."

4. Report on Paleontology by New Jersey Geological Survey (1907)
"Formation and locality.—Navesink marl, Crosswicks Creek (Whitfield). Geographic distribution.—New Jersey. Family CYPRAEIDAE. Genus CYPRAEA Linneus. ..."

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