Strophiops agricola Maynard and Clapp in Maynard, 1919

Original Description

"The first usage of the binomen Strophiops agricola appeared in Maynard, 1919c:figs. 35 C, D; p. 64, in a discussion of the occasional appearance of a tooth like concretion along the shell margin.  The caption to the figures, which illustrate the malformed aperture of a specimen (fig. 35C) as well as an enlargement of the concretion (fig. 35D), reads  "S. agricola M & C.," establishing the authorship of the taxon as Maynard and Clapp in Maynard.  The association of a new species group name with an illustration of the taxon being named prior to 1931 makes the name Strophiops agricola Maynard and Clapp in Maynard, 1919c:figs. 35 C, D,  available (Article 12.2.7, ICZN, 1999:17) prior to the intended description of this species (Maynard, 1924c:1).  The name was next used in the caption to illustrations (Maynard, 1920d:pl. 22, figs. 6,7) published four years before the intended description."  Harasewych et al. (2007:445-446)

Intended description:

"24 a. S. AGRICOLA.

Differs from S. cervina which it somewhat resembles in being smaller, 1.15 by .40. in having the undertinting buff-white. the mottlings decidedly reddish. and the over­lying glaucous washing absent. Occurs scatteringly on Farmer's Key which lies about a mile southwest of the southern end of Great Guana Key, Exuma Group. Only 80 collected."  (Maynard, 1924: 1)

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