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Cerion lerneri Clench, 1956

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Synonymy

Cerion eximium lerneri Clench, 1956:1-3.

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Geographic Distribution: Bimini Islands, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: southern tip of East Bimini, Bimini Islands, Bahamas. [25° 45' N, 79° 15.3' W]

Type Material: Holotype, MCZ 186830

Types: Holotype, Museum of Comparative Zoölogy No. 186830 from the southern tip of East Bimini, Bimini Islands, Bahamas. Paratypes from the same locality in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the United States National Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and the Museo Poey, Universidad de Habana, Cuba.

Additional Records

USNM 1080858 Bimini Islands, Bimini Islands, Bahama Islands [25° 39.75' N, 79° 12.9' W]. USNM 1080858 Margaret Williams October 27, 2004

Remarks

"This new subspecies constitutes the third known Cerion from the Bimini Islands. It differs from both C. pillsburyi Pilsbry and Vanatta and C. biminiense Henderson and Clapp by being nearly smooth, these latter two species being strongly costate on all whorls other than the nuclear whorls. It also differs from both of these species by being strongly mottled with brown, C. pillsburyi being nearly white with but a faint brownish tinge, while C. biminiense is almost a uniform brownish.

In relationship C. eximium lerneri is very close to typical C. eximium Maynard from Eleuthera and Cat Island, differing mainly in the extent of the mottled coloration and in not having the backward extension of the lip as pronounced as it is in the typical form.

We also have a lot similar to this form from Paradise Point, North Bimini Island.

A statistical analysis of biometric data will be published by Mayr and Rosen." (Clench, 1956:2-3)

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