Cerion caymanense Pilsbry, 1902

Original Description

C. CAYMANENSE n. sp. Pl. 44, figs. 85, 86.

Shell shortly rimate, cylindric with rather straightly conic terminal cone and obtuse apex; solid and strong, grayish-white, very sparsely flecked with dull purple, generally more copiously' marked on the cone. Sculpture of regular, crowded riblets, somewhat wider than their intervals, 25 to 28 on the penultimate whorl, each rib a little swollen at the upper end, crenulating the sutures. Whorls 8 ½ to 9 ½, but slightly convex, the last ascending in front. Aperture ochre brown inside; peristome whitish, somewhat reflexed, thick; parietal callus moderately heavy, appressed. Parietal tooth small and very short; axial tooth. small.

Length 19, diam. 8 mill.

Length 17.3, diam. 7.6 mill.

  Grand Cayman island (C. B. Taylor).

This species resembles C. yumaense var. sallei of S. Domingo, but its apex is less obtuse, the peristome much thicker, and the ribs stouter. The specimens described were received from Mr. G. H. Clapp, and collected by Mr. C. B. Taylor, of Kingston, Jamaica, who found them on a "honeycomb" lime rock and red earth formation, on the north side of the island.

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