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Strophiops travellii Maynard,and Clapp in Maynard, 1921

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Strophiops travellii Maynard and Clapp in Maynard, 1921a:135 as travelii, Plate 32, figs. 3, 4 as travellii; Harasewych et al., 2007:495-496, fig. 198.

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Geographic Distribution: Berry Islands, Bahama Islands.

Type Locality: Bridgewater Key, Berry Islands, Bahamas

Type Material: Lectotype, MCZ 076363

MCZ 076363 contains a single specimen labeled "Holotype" that approximates the illustration and the measurements of this taxon and is accompanied by a label in Maynard's hand with the term "type," that includes references to the figures.   This specimen is the lectotype.

The remaining 3,416 syntypes [including MCZ118198; USNM 419946] become paralectotypes.


The taxon name appeared as S. travelii in the heading of the original description and S. travellii in the figure caption. This taxon was listed as S. travellii in the sales catalog (Maynard, undated, 1924?:[3]). The spelling travelii  is considered an "incorrect original spelling" [Article 32.5.1, ICZN, 1999:39] and thus has no separate availability  [Article 32.4, ICZN, 1999:39].  Clench (1957:165) listed this taxon as S. travelii in his catalog.

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