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Cerion phoenecia Maynard and Clapp in Maynard, 1921

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Strophiops phoenicia Maynard, 1919b:36 (nomen nudum); Harasewych et al., 2007:512-513, fig. 227.

Strophiops phoenecia Maynard and Clapp in Maynard, 1921b:149, Plate 45, figs. 3, 4 (Plate 45 never issued); Maynard, 1924b:[4]; Maynard, 1924c:6.; Gould & Woodruff, 1986:477.

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Geographic Distribution: New Providence and Adjacent Islands, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: Waterloo, East Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas

Type Material: Lectotype, MCZ 76330

There are 1,549 paralectotypes, including MCZ 76331, MCZ 118156, and USNM 420059 (50 specimens).


The binomen S. phoenicea was used as a nomen nudum (Maynard, 1919b:36).  The taxon description used the spelling S. phoenecia, as did the sales catalog (Maynard, 1924b?:[4]).  Maynard (1924c:6) listed S. phoenecia as extinct in 1924, due to burning of vegetation prior to cultivation.  Gould and Woodruff (1986:477) regarded this taxon to be a synonym of Cerion gubernatorium (Crosse, 1869).

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