Strophiops cana Maynard and Clapp in Maynard, 1920

Original Description

The binomen Strophiops cana was first used  by Maynard (1920b[April 8]:86, 88) in a discussion of shell repair following severe damage, and referred to subsequently published illustrations

(Maynard, 1920c[July 10]:figs. 69, 76, pl. 15, fig. 1, pl. 17, fig. 5) of damaged specimens of  S. cana, as examples of snails surviving crushing predation, noting that color change occasionally accompanied shell repair.  The association of a new species group name with an illustration of the taxon being named prior to 1930 makes the name Strophiops cana Maynard and Clapp in Maynard  1920 available (Article 12.2.7, ICZN, 1999:17) on July 10, with the publication of figure 69 captioned S. cana M & C, before the intended description of this species (Maynard and Clapp in Maynard, 1921a [May 2]:137).  Prior uses of S. cana Maynard (1920b:86, 88) are nomina nuda.


Intended taxon description:

95. S. cana.

Shorter. 1.10 by .45; frontal bar low, tnin; costae much narrower than interspaces; blue-white, pale yellow within. Fortune Key, 760. Plate 34, figs. 3, 4.



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