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Strophia lentiginosa Maynard, 1889

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Strophia alba Maynard, 1889:74, pl. 7, figs. 17a-b, 9a-b, 11.

Strophia lentiginosa Maynard, 1889:75, fig. 11, pl. 7, figs. 18-18a, 11 a-b; Clench, 1957:150; Harasewych et al., 2007:385, fig. 18.

Strophia brownei Maynard, 1890: 196, pl. 16, figs. 4a-b.

Cerion maynardi Dall, 1905:41, non C. maynardi Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1895.

Cerion album Pilsbry, 1902:248, pl. 35, fig. 66; Dall, 1905, 40.

Cerion album var. brownei Pilsbry 1902:248, pl. 37, figs. 62-63.

Cerion lentiginosum Pilsbry, 1902: 248, pl. 37, figs. 60, 61; Dall, 1905:40.

Cerion brownei [sic] Dall, 1905:40.

Cerion (Strophiops)lentiginosum Clench, 1934:208-209, pl. 2, fig. D.

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Geographic Distribution: Rum Cay, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: West side of Rum Cay, in the interior

West side of Rum Cay, in the interior [not very common, living in isolated groups in rather exposed situations, but among foliage and plants]

Type Material: Holotype, MCZ 083132

MCZ 010294, 1 paratype; MCZ 086701, 1 paratype; MCZ 076073, 13 paratypes, all from Rum Key.


Clench (1934) synonymizes under C. lentiginosum (interior, west side of Rum Cay) the following taxa, S. alba (west coast of Rum Cay), and S. brownei (north coast of Rum Cay). He notes that the specimens from Port Nelson are typical, as originally described by Maynard (1889). The specimens collected from the northwest point of the island and from near Port Boyd agree more nearly with C. album and C. brownei.  He notes that integrades occur, and that the characters used by Maynard to distinguish C. lentiginosum from C. album are present in the type series of the former. (see Clench, 1934, fig. 1E, sta. 20-22 for map of exact station locations).

Fossil in Aeolian rocks on the east side of Rum Cay, at station 19.  Living on the west side of Rum Cay, in the interior (Dall, 1905).


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