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Cerion hatoensis H.B Baker, 1924

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Cerion uva uva hatoensis H. B. Baker, 1924:100, pl. 18, fig. F6.

Cerion uva hatoensis Baker, 1925:42.

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Geographic Distribution: Curacao, Dutch West Indies.

Type Locality: Near Lanhuis Hato, Curacao [12° 10.71' N, 68° 57.92' W]

Station C11d (H. B. Baker, 1924:17):  Near Landhuis Hato (11-O;

L 68° 57.92', 12°10.71') The high northern escarpment of Seroe Spelonk (70.4 meters) is excavated into spaceous caves, with enormous stalactites pendant from their roofs (fig. v-13).  At Landhuis Hato, one of the only permanent streams on the islands issues from a cave.  The nearly level terrane near the base of these cliffs supports a luxuriant growth of brush, and the densest stands of Cereus that I have ever seen.

Type Material: Holotype, UMMZ 31768

The type specimen is identified in the caption to plate 18 [plate 18, fig. F6].

Additional Records

C2 USNM 1153964, At top of sea cliffs, about 1 km E of eastern end or runway, Hato Airport, northern shore of Curacao, Curacao, Dutch West Indies [12° 11.23' N, 68° 56.22' W]. [12 11.23'N, 68 56.22'W]. On cactus, limestone, and amond dead leaves. USNM 1153964, specimens A-L are DNA sequence vouchers. M. G. Harasewych March 2, 2011


This taxon was proposed as a form of Cerion uva uva.

Baker (1925:42) noted that  "mean diameter of specimens from the type locality of Cerion uva diablensis falls outside the total range of variation in individuals of the type locality of Cerion uva hatoensis."

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