WoRMS taxon details

Monetaria caputdraconis (Melvill, 1888)

570813  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:570813)

accepted
Species
marine
(of Cypraea caputdraconis Melvill, 1888) Melvill, J. C. (1888). A survey of the genus <i>Cypraea</i> (Linn.) its nomenclature, geographical distribution and distinctive affinites; with descriptions of two new species and several varieties. <em>Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society.</em> ser. 4, 1: 184-252., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10266543
page(s): 214-215, pl. 1, fig.1; pl. 2, fig. 1a. [details]   
Type locality contained in Hong Kong Island  
type locality contained in Hong Kong Island [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Distribution Species endemic to Easter Island and Sala y Gomez Island  
Distribution Species endemic to Easter Island and Sala y Gomez Island [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Monetaria caputdraconis (Melvill, 1888). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=570813 on 2021-12-09
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original description  (of Cypraea caputdraconis Melvill, 1888) Melvill, J. C. (1888). A survey of the genus <i>Cypraea</i> (Linn.) its nomenclature, geographical distribution and distinctive affinites; with descriptions of two new species and several varieties. <em>Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society.</em> ser. 4, 1: 184-252., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10266543
page(s): 214-215, pl. 1, fig.1; pl. 2, fig. 1a. [details]   

basis of record 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.
page(s): 411 [details]   

additional source Burgess C.M. (1985). <i>Cowries of the world</i>. Cape Town: Gordon Verhoef, Seacomber Publications. xiv + 289 pp.
page(s): 206 [details]   

additional source Lorenz, F. (2017). Cowries. A guide to the gastropod family Cypraeidae. <em>Volume 1, Biology and systematics. Harxheim: ConchBooks.</em> 644 pp.
page(s): 235 [details]   

additional source Lorenz F. & Hubert A. (2000) A guide to worldwide cowries. Edition 2. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 584 pp.
page(s): 207 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Distribution Species endemic to Easter Island and Sala y Gomez Island [details]
LanguageName 
English dragon's head cowrydragon's head cowrie [from synonym]dragon-head cowrie [from synonym]  [details]
German Drachenkopfkauri [from synonym]  [details]