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Keble, Alexander Robert (1928) Tasmanian graptolite record. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 69-71. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

R. A. KEBLE, Palaeontologist to the National Museum, Melbourne, and to the Geological Survey of Victoria. In 1902 the late Dr. T. S. Hall commented on the graptolite records of Tasmania. After weighing the evidence regarding their reliability, he expressed a conviction that Diplograptus sp. had been found at a locality given by the finder, Mr. Thureau, as approximately 10 miles from Strahan, on the old Mt. Lyell Road close to an old road maker's camp and stable near a spring of water. Mr. P. B. Nye, Government Geologist of the Tasmanian Geological Survey, has kindly submitted for re-examination two of the slabs examined by Dr. Hall, sent to him by Mr. Waller and now in the possession of the Survey, and Mr. Clive Lord, Director of the Tasmanian Museum, Hobart, has been good enough to add a third, i.e., that formerly in Mr. Stephens's collection. In regard to the Lisle graptolites, so called, Dr. Hall could not do otherwise than regard the record as worthless, but as he pointed out in a previous contribution Mr. Thureau was familiar with graptolites and a skilled collector. He discovered that elegant form Gonograptus thureaui, which McCoy made a generic type, and added considerably to our knowledge of the Lower Ordovician fauna.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: RA Keble, AR Keble, 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. 69-71
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 00:00
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13082
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