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Cerion fordii Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1897

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Cerion fordii Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1897:365-366, Figs. 1, 2; Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1899:475; Clench, 1938:529; Clench, 1938:529.

Cerion (Strophiops) fordii Clench, 1933:89.

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Geographic Distribution: Cat Island, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: Uknown / southern portion of Cat Island???

Several hundreds of this species were obtained by Mr. John Ford from a barrel of shells from the Bahamas, exact island unfortunately unknown. On comparison with the nearly complete series of Cerion in the collection of the Academy it is evident that a new polymorphic species is before us, probably from an island or region of an island hitherto unexplored for this genus.

Clench (1938:529) noted that the exact locality of this species is still unknown. He suggested that "in all probability, it occurs on Cat Island, possibly in the southern portion of the island."

Type Material: Holotype, ANSP 71175

Additional Records

CAT sta. 11 Northeast coast, Cat Island, Bahamas, Cat Island, Bahama Islands [24° 39.27' N, 75° 38.6' W]. [USNM 1112680] H. G. Lee! April 9, 2008


Clench (1933:89) considered this to belong to the "group of Cerion martensi (Weinland)"

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