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Cerion pillsburyi Pilsbry and Vanatta, 1897

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Cerion pillsburyi Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1897:366-367, fig. 5; Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1899:475; Clench, 1942:62-63; Baker, 1963:207; Harasewych & Strauss, 2006:99, fig. 19.

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Geographic Distribution: Bimini Islands, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: Gun Cay, Bimini Islands, Bahamas. [25° 35' N, 79° 18.2' W]

Type Material: Lectotype, ANSP 72136

ANSP 72136, contains the lectotype, designated by Baker (1963:207) for the figured specimen (Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1897:fig. 5) and labeled as ANSP 72136a. The lectotype retains the catalog number ANSP 72136, while the 3 paralectotypes, one sectioned, have been recatalogued as ANSP 411921.


Clench (1942:62) synonymized C. cannonicum Dall, 1905 and C. northropi Dall, 1905 under C. pillsburyi Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1897. He also provided a listing of prior misidentifications of C. pillsburyi as well as additional records from North and South Bimini, Gun Cay, and North and South Cat Cay. 


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