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Strophiops primigenia Maynard, 1913

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Strophiops primigenia Maynard, 1913b:184; Maynard, 1921b:143; Maynard, 1924a:pl. 39, figs. 3, 4; Harasewych et al., 2007:411, fig. 64.

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

Type Locality: east coast of Salt Key, New Providence Island, Bahamas.

Fossil in limestone beneath a sand-cliff on the east coast of Salt Key, New Providence Island, Bahamas.

Type Material: Lectotype, MCZ 76088

There are 99 paralectotypes, including MCZ 356992 (55 specimens).


Maynard (1913:184) considered this to be the ancestor of all the species in the Primigenia group.   This taxon was subsequently illustrated (Maynard, 1924a:pl. 39, figs. 3, 4). Maynard (1921:142) provided slightly smaller measurements and a different locality (east of Rose Island). Gould and Woodruff (1986:481) doubted that this taxon was truly a fossil, and regarded it to be a synonym of Cerion glans (Küster, 1844). 

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