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Cerion melanostomum Clench, 1934

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Synonymy

Cerion melanostomum Clench, 1934: 212, pl. 2, figs. a,c.; Clench, 1940:13.

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Geographic Distribution: Long Island, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality

Mortimers, S end of Long Island (Berry Island), Bahamas [March 6, 1934] (Clench, 1934:pl. 1, fig.D, sta. 19 – map showing locality]

Type Material: Holotype, MCZ 103021

Additional Records

LI-M32 USNM 1002345, Side of dirt road, 3 00 m W of main road, 3 km NWof Dunsmore Settlement, Long Island, Bahama Islands [23° 3.933' N, 74° 56.134' W]. grassy verge at edge of low forrest, 20 m before dump at end of road Goodfriend, Harasewych, Pappas, Villacampa, Carpintero December 9, 2001

LI-M29 West side of main road at Mortimer's, Long Island, Bahama Islands [22° 54.386' N, 74° 52.464' W]. where grass meets scrub vegetation. Goodfriend,.Harasewych, Pappas, Villacampa, Carpintero December 9, 2001

LI-M31 Across from church, 300 m east of main road at Dunsmore Settlement, Long Island, Bahama Islands [23° 2.882' N, 74° 54.264' W]. on grass at edge of shrubs, small trees. Goodfriend, Harasewych, Pappas, Villacampa, Carpintero December 9, 2001

LI-M51 W side of road, about 20 m S of church at Mortimers Settlement, Long Island, Bahama Islands [22° 54.39' N, 74° 52.462' W]. on ground and on stems of grass and shrubs up to 40 cm above ground. Harasewych & Wise! December 3, 2004

Remarks

Clench (1934) provisionally places this in the martensi group but sets melanostomum and platei apart, suggesting affinities with milleri in the gubernatorium group. Speculates they may be intermediate between the two groups.

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