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Cerion uva (Linneus, 1758)

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Synonymy

Turbo uva Linneus, 1758:765.

Pupa uva Pfeiffer, 1848:317.

Strophia (Pupa) uva Bland, 1868:16.

Cerion uva uva H. B. Baker, 1924: 98-102, pl. 18.

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Geographic Distribution: Curacao, Dutch West Indies.

Type Locality: Schaarlo, Back of Willemstad, Curacao [12° 6.81' N, 68° 56.55' W]

Baker (1924:98) speculated that the type locality was probably at or near his station C5c.  "Schaarlo (5-M; L 68° 56.55', 12° 6.81')  Back of Willemstad (5-O) is a low ridge (41 meters) of recent limestone.  It is rather barren, although quite densely covered with Croton flavens, etc. Along the northern side, acacias and other small thorn trees are more abundant (fig. iii-7)  As Willemstad is the principle port of the islands, it is probable that most of the species described from Curaçao by the earlier writers came from its near vicinity; and I am regarding the Schaarlo as the type locality of all of them that occur here."

 

Additional Records

C1 USNM 1153961, At top of cliff wall, N of eastern end of Waaigat, Scharlo, Willemstad, South coast of Curacao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 6.42' N, 68° 55.47' W]. [12 06.42'N, 68 55.47'W]. On cactus, limestone, and among dead leaves. USNM 1153961, specimens A-L are DNA sequence vouchers. This location corresponds to Baker's (1924) station C5, his designation of the type locality. M.G. Harasewych! March 2, 2011

C4 USNM 1155587, At base of Fort Beekenburg, south of Caracas Baai Beach, east coast of Caracas Baai, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 4.18' N, 68° 51.74' W]. [12°04.18’N, 68°51.74’W]. On cactus, thorny bushes, rocks and leaf debris. USNM 1155587, specimens A-L are DNA sequence vouchers M. G. Harasewych! June 19, 2011

C8 USNM 1155591, Boca Wandomi, Shete Boka National Park, North coast, western Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 22.33' N, 69° 7.33' W]. On very low vegetation on flat, pitted limestone platform along coast.USNM 1155591, specimens A-J are DNA sequence vouchers M. G. Harasewych! June 19, 2011 M. G. Harasewych & M. Nizinski! June 21, 2011

C9 USNM 1155592, East of Playa Canoa, North coast, eastern Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 10.48' N, 65° 51.58' W]. On very low vegetation on flat, pitted limestone platform along coast. USNM 1155592, specimens A-J are DNA sequence vouchers. M. G. Harasewych, M. Nizinski, & C. Castillo! June 22, 2011

C11 USNM 1155594, Northern plateau East of Boca Patrick, 1.5 km NE of Landhuis Patrick, North coast, western Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 17.15' N, 69° 3.27' W]. On very low vegetation on flat, pitted limestone platform along coast. USNM 1155592, specimens A-J are DNA sequence vouchers. M. G. Harasewych & G. van Buurt! June 23, 2011

C12 USNM 1155595, Eastern shore of saliñas, east of Jan Kok salt ponds, west of Landhuis Hermanus, Weg naar Sint Willibrordus, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 12.43' N, 69° 3.23' W]. On cactus and thorny vegetation. USNM 1155595, specimens A-J are DNA sequence vouchers. M. G. Harasewych & G. van Buurt! June 23, 2011

C13 USNM 1162081, SW shore of channel to St. Joris Bay, along road on NW side of Seru Boca Hill, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 7.44' N, 68° 48.58' W]. USNM 162081, specimens A-H are DNA sequence vouchers. 2011 G. van Buurt! October 9, 2011

C14 USNM 1183666, Kueba di Brua, western Hato Plain, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 14.14' N, 69° 1.79' W]. Living on cacti along trail leading to cave. USNM 1183666, specimens A-H are DNA sequence vouchers. M. G. Harasewych & G. van Buurt ! May 23, 2012

C15 USNM 1183668, On hill at northern shore of entrance to Boca Sint Michiel, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 8.93' N, 68° 59.92' W]. living on rocks and vegetation. M. G. Harasewych & G. van Buurt! May 23, 2012

C16 USNM 1183669, On old stone stairs leading to Directory Baai, southeastern shore of Caracas Baai, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 3.97' N, 68° 51.59' W]. living on stairs and low vegetation M. G. Harasewych & C. Castillo! May 26, 2012

C17 USNM 1183670, At end of road to Houtjesbaai, Boca San Pedro, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 15.18' N, 69° 2.2' W]. living on rocks and on Gundlachia corymbosa. M. G. Harasewych & G. van Buurt! May 30, 2012

C18 USNM 1183671, Along southern edge of Houtjesbaai, Boca San Pedro, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 15.07' N, 69° 2.08' W]. Fossil Cerion in thin band within narrow band of fine brownish-red sediment about ½ m above sea level M. G. Harasewych & G. van Buurt! May 30, 2012

C19 USNM 1183673, On hill above southern shore of entrance to Boca Piscadera Baai, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 7.39' N, 68° 58.09' W]. living in bases of bushes M. G. Harasewych & G. van Buurt! May 30, 2012

C20 USNM 1183674, Near base of Cristoffelberg, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 20.37' N, 69° 7.72' W]. C. Castillo! May 27, 2012

C21 USNM 1183675, Beth Haïm Cemetery, Campo Blenheim, near refineries, western Willemstad, Curaçao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 7.9' N, 68° 56.58' W]. dead specimens only among graves within wall. M. G. Harasewych & G. van Buurt! May 23, 2012

Remarks

Originally described as Turbo uva Linnaeus, 1758

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