Cerion (Maynardia) klineae Clench, 1961

Original Description

"Cerion (Maynardia) klineae, new species

Plate 43, fig. 1

Description. Shell reaching 40 mm. in length, rather solid in structure, sculptured and umbilicated. Color a grayish white with occasional colonies showing a brownish mottling. Whorls 11 to 12i, nearly fiat sided to slightly convex, the first 8 or 9 whorls forming the tapering apex. Suture well defined. Aper­ture subquadrate and colored a dark brown within. Lip simple and built forward to form a well defined parietal ridge. Parietal tooth large and white. Columellar tooth small and extending back for about a whorl. Umbilicus small and occasionally closed. Shell rarely smooth, generally sculptured with coarse and usually widely spaced ribs.

length               width                 

40mm. 15 mm. Holotype

38                    15.5                 Paratype

35                    14.5                 Paratype

31.5                 16.5                 Paratype

Types. Holotype is in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, no. 189209, from Bonavista Cay, Ragged Islands, Bahamas, col­lected by George and Mary Kline on July 7,1952. Paratypes from the same locality in the Museum of Comparative Zoology no. 189210, the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and the United States National Museum.

Remarks. The species is close in its relationship to C. mar­morosum Maynard and Clapp from Well Cay, about 6 miles N.W. of Great Exuma Island. It differs by being more coarsely sculptured, having the parietal tooth white in color and not brownish as it is in marmorosum, and by being on the average a much larger shell.

            In distribution, C. klineae is limited to the southern Ragged Islands from Nurse Cay south to Great Ragged Island.

            This species is named for Mrs. George F. Kline of Madison, New Jersey.

Specimens examined. RAGGED ISLANDS: south and north ends of Nurse Cay; Bonavista Cay; 1st, 2nd and 3rd cays south of Bonavista Cay; Raccoon Cay; Hog Cay; Salt Cay, Great Ragged Island."  (Clench, 1961:249-250).

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