WoRMS source details

Neal, Lenka; Barnich, Ruth; Wiklund, Helena; Glover, Adrian G. 2012. A new genus and species of Polynoidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Pine Island Bay, Amundsen Sea, Southern Ocean — a region of high taxonomic novelty. Zootaxa *(3542): 80–88
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
We describe a new genus and species of polychaete worm (Polynoidae, Macellicephalinae) from a previously unsampled area of the Southern Ocean, Pine Island Bay in the Amundsen Sea. Austropolaria n. gen. is differentiated from other genera in the subfamily Macellicephalinae by a combination of morphological characters such as the number of pharyngeal papillae, body segments, elytra, and position of ventral cirrus. The type species of this genus, Austropolaria magnicirrata n. sp., is described based on morphological characters, supplemented by molecular data.
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Holotype BMNH NHM 2012.92, identified as Austropolaria magnicirrata Neal, Barnich, Wiklund & Glover, 2012

Austropolaria magnicirrata n. gen. n. sp. is only known from Pine Island Bay in Amundsen Sea, where its ... [details]


Austropolaria (Latin for southern pole) refers to the geographical area where the first representatives of the ... [details]


magnicirrata (Latin for large cirrus) refers to the large dorsal cirri with prominent cirrophores. [details]

 Type locality

Pine Island Bay, Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, 74.35865 S, 104.73444 W, -74.3586 , -104.7344 [details]