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Strophiops antiqua Maynard, 1913

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Strophiops antiqua Maynard, 1913b:183-184; Harasewych et al., 2007:410-411, fig. 63.

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Geographic Distribution: New Providence and Adjacent Islands, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: Eastern Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas. Fossil.

Eastern Nassau, [New Providence Island, Bahamas].  Fossil.  Maynard's handwritten note accompanying the type specimen states "crab holes, Waterloo."

Type Material: Lectotype, MCZ 076114


Maynard (1913b:183-184) surmised that "Neither this nor the above [S. agasizzi] appear to be ancestors of any living form thus discovered."  Maynard (1921b:151) reported 400 specimens and provided citations to illustrations (pl. 47, figs. 3, 4) that were never issued.  Gould and Woodruff (1986:480) reported examining the holotype, and provisionally considered this taxon to be a synonym of Cerion  agassizi Dall, 1894.

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