Cerion (Umbonis) felis Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1895
Cerion (Maynardia) felis
Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1895:206.
Cerion (Strophiops) felis
Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1896:322, pl. 11, fig. 29; Dall, 1905b:40.; Clench, 1938:525, pl. 1, figs. 1-4.
Pilsbry,1902: 221, pl. 44, fig. 72-73.
Cerion (Umbonis ) felis
Clench & Aguayo, 1952:434-435, pl. 54, figs. 3-4.
Clench (1938:525) restricted the type locality to Turtle Cove, 4 miles NNE of the Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas.
CAT sta. 5 Turtle Cove, Cat Island, Bahamas, Cat Island, Bahama Islands
[24° 19.45' N, 75° 24.634' W].
[USNM 1112675] H. G. Lee, L. Barr, A. Joffe, et al. April 7, 2008
Rediscription from Clench & Aguayo, 1952:434-435
Description. Shell reaching 30 mm. (about 1¼ inches) in length, rather solid, rimately perforate and strongly sculptured. Color a rather dark gray, the axial costae being somewhat lighter. Whorls 11, moderately convex. Spire extended, cylindric to about the fourth whorl above the aperture, then convexly conic to the apex and produced at an angle of about 55°. Aperture subquadrate. Outer lip reflected, somewhat expanded and rather thin. Parietal ridge strong and nearly straight making the aperture holostomatous. Parietal tooth centered and extending back for a very short distance. Columellar tooth small, relatively inconspicuous and extending back for nearly a full whorl. Columella short and nearly straight. Umbilicus rimately formed and shallow. Suture moderately impressed. Sculpture consisting of numerous, irregular axial costae numbering 14 to 18 on the body whorl. Spiral sculpture consisting of numerous incised lines which cut into the shell, even over the axial costae. Nuclear whorls very finely costate. Powdered element light and seen best along the edges of the incised lines. Agglutinated sand grains present though mainly restricted to the umbilical area.
||Turtle Cove, Cat Island|
Remarks: Clench & Aguayo (1952:434-435) considered Cerion felis to be "probably a hybrid element that has retained most of the general characters of the scalarinum complex and yet shows certain characters of C. glans, many colonies of which exist on Cat Island."
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