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Cerion (Strophiops) mcleani Clench, 1937

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Cerion (Strophiops) mcleani Clench, 1937:22, pl. 3, fig. 7.

Cerion mcleani Clench, 1940:13-14, pl. 3, fig. 3; Johnson, 2003:17.

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Geographic Distribution: Long Island, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: One mile E of O’Neills, Long Island, Bahamas. [July 1936]

Type Material: Holotype, MCZ 112701


Clench (1937) regarded this to be well differentiated and different from any in the Bahamas. He considered it a member of the gubernatorium group (fide Pilsbry 1902:240) perhaps nearest to C. eleutherae Pilsbry & Vanatta of southern Eleuthera Clench (1940:13-14) noted that this taxon "existed in great numbers, particularly on wild lillies." He also illustrated a specimen he believed to be a hybrid with C. caerulescens. Clench suggested that C. mcleani is nearest to C. mutatotium from the south end of Great Guana Cay, and indicated that such a distribution was difficult to explain other than "as some factor in mechanical distribution."

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