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Strophiops agavaneglecta Maynard, 1913

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Strophiops agavaneglecta Maynard, 1913c:192; Harasewych et al., 2007:421-422, fig. 83.

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

Type Locality: Fields west of Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas

Maynard (1913c:192) defined the type locality of S. agavaneglecta to be the eastern portion of the range of S. agava [Fields west of Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas].  With the neotype designation, the type locality of S. agava becomes the type locality of S. agavaneglecta (Article 76.3, ICZN, 1999:87).

Type Material: Neotype, MCZ 76103 = Holotype of Strophia neglecta agava Maynard, 1894


The original description of Strophiops agavaneglecta did not distinguish among the 150 specimens examined, and there was no mention of type material in the other parts of this publication.  Thus, all 150 specimens are syntypes.  This taxon was not represented in the collections of MCZ, nor was it present in Maynard's collection at the time it was acquired from his daughter, as revealed by an examination of the MCZ catalog.  This taxon was not among the material puchased for the USNM collections either during Maynard's lifetime or from his estate.  Searches of the collections and/or databases of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, The Field Museum of Natural History, The Florida Museum of Natural History, and The Museum of Biological Diversity, The Ohio State University failed to uncover a single specimen catalogued under this name.  This taxon was never illustrated, nor did it appear in any of Maynard's subsequent publications or catalogs.  The description is limited to the statement "Intermediate between agava and neglecta." [Strophia agava was originally proposed as a subspecies of S. neglecta].   No specimens bearing the name Strophiops agavaneglecta could be located in museums, nor could this taxon be identified based on its limited description.  The holotype of Strophia neglecta agava Maynard, 1894 (MCZ 76103) was designated as the neotype of Strophiops agavaneglecta Maynard, 1913 by Harasewych et al. (2007)  Strophiops agavaneglecta Maynard, 1913 is an objective junior synonym of Strophia neglecta agava Maynard, 1894.

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