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Studies in Tasmanian Cetacea. Part VI
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On the third of October, of the present year, there came
to us from Preservation Island the ossified mesorostral bones
of a Ziphoid Whale.
Owing to the dense character of such ossified rostral
moieties it is not easy to determine their actual age, unless
field notes have been collected, and as none are available to
use, we can only say that, although apparently recent, it
may have been washed out of a Pleistocene shell limestone
formation. The specimen is not perfect and shows evidence of a wound during the life of the animal, which must have caused distortion to the end of the beak.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 156-157|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
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|Date Deposited:||05 May 2012 04:36|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:30|
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