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Katherine "Kate" Stephens (c. 1853-1954)

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Eponymous Species
Diary Excerpt, 1902

1923 Annual Report
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List of Eponymous Species

1. Amphithalamus stephensae Bartsch, 1927
- Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Sur
- paratypes in the San Diego Natural History Museum mollusk type collection

2. Cerithiopsis stephensae Bartsch, 1909 - Alaska
- paratypes in the San Diego Natural History Museum mollusk type collection
- originally the species name was stephensi, but since it was named for Kate, the species was emended to stephensae

3. Gafrarium stephensae Jordan, 1936
- Gulf of California to Ecuador
- now considered a synonym of Gouldia californica Dall, 1917

4. Odostomia stephensi Dall & Bartsch, 1907
- Alaska to Baja California
- now considered a synonym of O. tenuisculpta Carpenter, 1864
- originally the species was named for Kate even though it is stephensi

5. Rissoina stephensae Baker, Hanna & Strong, 1930
- from Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Sur
- paratypes in San Diego Natural History Museum mollusk type collection