Discovered 1878 Feb. 8 by J. Palisa at Pola.

Named for the (now Croatian) peninsula at the northern end of the Adriatic sea, containing Trieste and the city of discovery. (H 183; A. Schnell)

Named by Vice-Admiral B. Freiherr von Wüllerstorf who was the commander of the first Austrian circumnavigatory adventure with the frigate ‘Novara’.

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