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Cerion eleutherae Pilsbry and Vanatta, 1896

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Pupa gubernatoria var beta Crosse, 1869:186-187; Crosse, 1870:105-107, pl. 2, fig. 4 [upper figure].

Cerion Eleutherś Pilsbry and Vanatta, 1896:333-334, pl. 11, figs. 19-20; Clench, 1952:106-107.

Cerion (Strophiops) eleutherae drupium Dall, 1905:35.

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Geographic Distribution: Eleuthera Island, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: Rock Sound, Eleuthera (designated by Clench, 1952:107) [24° 51.517' N, 76° 9.333' W]

Clench (1934:210) noted that the exact locality of eleutherae has never been ascertained, and speculated that it "probably exists somewhere in the northern portion of the island."  Later, Clench (1952:107) selected Rock Sound as the type locality, noting that Krebs had visited this locality.

Type Material: Lectotype ANSP 25330

Lectotype designated by Baker (1963:206).


Clench (1952:106-107) considered Pupa gubernatoria var β Crosse, 1869 and Cerion (Strophiops) eleutherae drupium Dall, 1905 to be synonyms of C. eleutherae.

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