Tauroprimnoa austasensis

Zapata-Guardiola, R., López-González, P. J., 2010. Two new gorgonian genera (Octocorallia: Primnoidae) from Southern Ocean waters. Polar Biology, 33: 313-320. [p. 314-317; figs. 2a, b, 3-6].

Type locality

“[...] stn PS65/292-01, 72º51.43’S 19º38.62’W, Austasen, Eastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica, 596.4-597.6 m depth [...]”.

Toponymic note and update

stn (=station) PS65/292-01, at Austasen, eastern Weddell Sea.


Paratypes: Museu de Ciències Naturals (Zoologia) de Barcelona, MZB 2013-3955 (loc. tip.; 1 colony, ex anthozoan reference collection of the research group “Biodiversidad y Ecología de Invertebrados Marinos”, Universidad de Sevilla, CRO-0029).

Types in other museums

Holotype: Zoologisches Institut und Zoologisches Museum, Hamburg (1 colony, C11738).

Paratypes: Zoologisches Institut und Zoologisches Museum, Hamburg (4 fragments, 2 broken colonies and 1 complete colony, C11739) + National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. (4 fragments, 2 colonies and 1 fragment of colony, 1128573).