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Strophia elongata Maynard, 1894

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Strophia elongata Maynard, 1894a:148-150 [pages printed out of order], text fig. 46A, B; Harasewych et al., 2007:396-398, fig. 39.

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Geographic Distribution: Exuma Group of Islands, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: Key, 1 mile north of U Key at Allen’s Harbor [Exuma Group], Bahamas.

Type Material: Neotype, FMNH 42208

Type material: The original description provides measurements for a single "type" specimen, the holotype, which was illustrated.  The remaining 24 specimens are paratypes.  There are no specimens of S. elongata in the collections of the MCZ, nor were there any entries corresponding to this taxon in the MCZ catalog either during Maynard's life or among the specimens purchased from estate.  While it seems probable that Maynard retained the holotype in his collection, it may not have been labelled prominently.  At least some specimens of this taxon would have been retained at MCZ had they been recognizably labelled in Maynard's collection.  Nor is this taxon present among the material sent to USNM following the acquisition of Maynard's collection.  The Field Museum of Natural History has two specimens (FMNH 42208) that were collected by Maynard in 1893, and are paratypes.  As the holotype is clearly lost, the better preserved specimen, which also more closely approximates the measurements and illustration is designated as the neotype in order to provide an objective standard of reference for this species-group taxon that is consistant with Maynard's original concept of it.


Maynard (1894a:149) noted that no living specimens were found, and commented that the site had been inhabited by Lucayan Indians. 

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