Strophiops helena Maynard, 1914 | LEEDM.C.1993.5.16325 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Strophiops helena Maynard, 1914

Maynard, C. J. 1914. A species of land shell of the Cerionidae redescribed. Records of Walks and Talks with Nature. Appendix to Volume. 6. pp.177-179 [177-179; figs.8 A-D] [Original Description]
Current name: Strophiops helena Maynard, 1914 [source: Original citation]
Classification: Gastropoda : Stylommatophora (clade) : Urocoptoidea : Cerionidae
Type Status: Paratype(s) [Verified - Jennifer Gallichan ]
Collection: Leeds Museums and Galleries (Charles A. Maynard; Terry E. Crowley)
Catalogue No.: LEEDM.C.1993.5.16325
No. specimens: 5 (shell)
Type Locality: Fields directly south of Fresh Creek, Andros, Bahamas [Bahamas]
Collecting details: A. E. Salisbury
Harasewych et al., 2007 note that Maynard identified a single type specimen in his original description, this matches a lot in MCZ (76216) which was labelled holotype. This specimen is imaged on the Smithsonian webpage. Maynard states that he examined 1000 specimens, so the remaining 999 specimens are considered to be paratypes, including MCZ 76203, USNM 419990, and now also the Leeds specimens. Leeds material have a Crowley and a Tomlin label, both stating paratypes and the specimens are from the type locality. The material is ex Salisbury collection, which contained some of Maynard's collection.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Strophiops helena Maynard, 1914 are highlighted in red.

Maynard, C. J. 1914. A species of land shell of the Cerionidae redescribed. Records of Walks and Talks with Nature. Appendix to Volume. 6. pp.177-179 [177-179; figs.8 A-D] [Original Description]
Harasewych, M. G., Baldinger, A. J., Villacampa, Y. & Greenhall, P. 2007. The Cerion (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Cerionidae) taxa of Charles Johnson Maynard and their type specimens. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 158(7). pp.367-528 [431-432; figs.102] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Fields directly south of Fresh Creek
Continent: North America
Country: Bahamas
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Island Group: Bahamas
Island: Andros
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Ex. Collector: A. E. Salisbury
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