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Strophiops balaena Maynard and Clapp in Maynard, 1921

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Strophiops balaena Maynard and Clapp in Maynard, 1921a:132 (as balaene), Plate 29, figs. 3, 4 (as S. balaena); Harasewych et al., 2007:490-492, fig. 189.

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Geographic Distribution: Berry Islands, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: Whale Key [Berry Islands, Bahamas]. [25° 24.24' N, 77° 46.89' W]

Type Material: Lectotype, MCZ 76190

There are 764 paralectotypes, including MCZ 76191, MCZ118213 and USNM 419943 (200 specimens).


The name of this taxon is spelled as balaene in the original description, balaena in the plate caption, and balanae in Maynard's [1924?:[4]] sales catalog.  The spellings balaene and balaenae are here considered  "incorrect original spellings" [Article 32.5.1, ICZN, 1999:39] and thus have no separate availability  [Article 32.4, ICZN, 1999:39].  Clench (1957:138) lists this taxon as balaena.

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