Strophiops latonia Maynard, 1920

Original Description

:  This binomen appeared prior to its intended description (Maynard, 1920c:95, fig. 84) as an example of the "Law of Specific Reincarnation." This figure was reproduced in color (Maynard, 1920c:pl. 18, fig. 1). The association of a new species group name with an illustration of the taxon being named prior to 1930 makes the name Strophiops latonia available (Article 12.2.7, ICZN, 1999:17) at the time of publication of the illustrations  (July 10, 1920) rather than on July 15, 1921, when the intended original description was published.   As these illustrations were captioned "S. latonia," the taxon is attributed to Maynard, rather than Maynard and Clapp, as cited by Clench (1957:150).

Intended taxon description:

149. S. latonia.

Larger 1.10 by .42; aperture ,32; costae 21, about one half interspaces; ash-white obscurely marked with pale ash-brown. St. Paul's Quarry off West Sherley St., Nassau. Common. 600. Plate, 43, figs. 7, 8.


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