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Species Tursiops australis Charlton-Robb, Gershwin, Thompson, Austin, Owen & McKechnie, 2011

  • Tursiops australis Charlton-Robb, K., Gershwin, L., Thompson, R., Austin, J., Owen, K. & McKechnie, S. 2011. A new dolphin species, the Burrunan Dolphin Tursiops australis sp. nov., endemic to southern Australian coastal waters. PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science) 6(9): 1-17 [13].
    Type data:
     Holotype QVM 1365 ('previously published as the female of the southern form of Tursiops maugeanus Iredale & Troughton, 1934'), Hobblers Bridge, North Esk River, 5 km upstream from Tamar River.
    Paratype(s) NMV 17 specimens, and (also in TMAG), from Port Philip Bay and Gippsland Lakes, Victoria.




Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37)

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
19-Sep-2011 ADDED