An illustrated catalogue of Rudolf Sturany’s type specimens in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria (NHMW): Red Sea bivalves

Paolo G. Albano (Korresp. Autor*in), Sara-Maria Schnedl, Ronald Janssen, Anita Eschner

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Rudolf Sturany, the curator of molluscs of the Natural History Museum of Vienna between the late 19th and early 20th century described 21 species of bivalves from the Red Sea collected by the pioneering expeditions of the vessel “Pola” which took place between 1895 and 1898. We here list and illustrate the type material of these species, provide the original descriptions, a translation into English, and curatorial and taxonomic comments. All species are illustrated in colour and with SEM imaging. To stabilize the nomenclature, we designate lectotypes for Gastrochaena weinkauffi, Cuspidaria brachyrhynchus, and C. dissociata, whose type series contained specimens belonging to other species. This paper concludes the series on the type specimens of marine molluscs described by Sturany from the “Pola” expeditions.
Seiten (von - bis)557-598
FachzeitschriftZoosystematics and Evolution
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 3 Dez. 2019

ÖFOS 2012

  • 106003 Biodiversitätsforschung
  • 106054 Zoologie
  • 106021 Meeresbiologie
  • 106043 Systematische Zoologie