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Cerion diablensis H.B. Baker, 1924

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Synonymy

Cerion uva uva form diablensis H. B. Baker, 1924:100, pl. 18, fig. A2.

Cerion uva diablensis Baker, 1925:42.

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Geographic Distribution: Curacao, Dutch West Indies.

Type Locality: Top of Ronde Klip, Curacao [12° 8.98' N, 68° 52.02' W]

Station C12b (H. B. Baker, 1924:18):  Top of Ronde Klip (68°52.02'W  12°08.98'N) The plane summit (129 meters) of the mesa slopes slightly towards the north.  The brush is dwarfed and much less luxuriant than in C12a.

Type Material

The type specimen is identified in the caption to plate 18 [Pl. 18, fig. A2]

Additional Records

C5 USNM 1155588, Along north slope of Ronde Klip, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 9.01' N, 68° 51.06' W]. On limestone boulders, cactus, thorny bushes. USNM 1155588, specimens A-L are DNA sequence vouchers. M. G. Harasewych & G. van Buurt! June 20, 2011

Remarks

This taxon was originally proposed as a form of Cerion uva uva.

Baker (1925:42) noted that  "mean diameter of specimens from the type locality of Cerion uva diablensis falls outside the total range of variation in individuals of the type locality of Cerion uva hatoensis."

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