Strophiops territa Maynard, 1920

Original Description

The binomen Strophiops territa was used by Maynard (1920c:fig. 70*, Plate 15, fig. 2) in the caption to a figure of apertural view of an "abbreviated form."   Figure 70* was captioned "S. territa M." , indicating that the authorship was confined to Maynard.  The association of a new species group name with an illustration of the taxon being named prior to 1930 makes the name Strophiops territa Maynard, 1920c[July 10]:fig. 70*, Plate 15, fig. 2; available (Article 12.2.7, ICZN, 1999:17) prior to the intended description of this species (Maynard and Clapp in Maynard, 1921b [July 15]:147). Due to Maynard's unintended taxonomic act, the binomen Strophiops territa  becomes available on July 10, 1920, and the authorship is restricted to Maynard.

Intended taxon description:

148. S. territa.

Smaller, .95 by .40; turrited; costae 27, about as wide as interspaces; yellow-white marked with yellow and ash-brown. Methodist Churchyard and vicinity. Not very common. 393. Plate 15, fig. 2, Plate 43, figs. 5, 6.


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