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An illustrated catalogue of Rudolf Sturany’s type specimens in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria (NHMW): deep-sea Eastern Mediterranean molluscs
Albano, P.G.; Schnedl, S.-M.; Eschner, A. (2018). An illustrated catalogue of Rudolf Sturany’s type specimens in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria (NHMW): deep-sea Eastern Mediterranean molluscs. Zoosyst. Evol. 94(1): 29-56. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3897/zse.94.20116
In: Zoosystematics and Evolution. Pensoft Publishers: Sofia. ISSN 1860-0743, more
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    Type specimens; Pola expeditions; Eastern Mediterranean Sea; Adriatic Sea; Rudolf Sturany; Monterosato

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  • Albano, P.G.
  • Schnedl, S.-M.
  • Eschner, A.

Abstract
    The “Pola” expeditions were the first to explore the deep Eastern Mediterranean Sea in the 1890s. They remained the most intense surveys in that area for a century and constitute today a fundamental baseline to assess change in the basin, whose fauna is still inadequately described. Solid taxonomic foundations for the study of deep-sea organisms are needed and we here contribute by revising the name-bearing types of mollusc species introduced by Rudolf Sturany on the basis of the “Pola” material from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea stored in the Natural History Museum in Vienna. Sturany introduced 15 names (Marginella occulta var. minor Sturany, 1896 shall not be considered as the introduction of a new name). He described and established two manuscript names by Monterosato: Jujubinus igneus and Pseudomurex ruderatus. The genus Isorropodon was also introduced together with its type species I. perplexum. For each name, we list the available type material, provide the original description and a translation into English and illustrate the specimens in colour and with SEM imaging.

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