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On the occurrence in Tasmania of Hydrophis ornatus, variety ocellatus; with a note on Pelamis platurus ( = Hydrus platurus)
Scott, EOG (1931) On the occurrence in Tasmania of Hydrophis ornatus, variety ocellatus; with a note on Pelamis platurus ( = Hydrus platurus). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. p. 111. ISSN 0080-4703
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In 1927 a sea-snake was captured at Scamander by Mr.
K. Gatenby and Mr. Ransom. The animal was subsequently
presented to the Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, by Mr.
S. Tulloch Scott; and on making an examination of the specimen
last year I came to the conclusion it was Hydrophis
ornatus, variety ocellatus Gray. As the normal habitat
of this species is the North Australian Goast (though an
individual was caught in the Hawkesbury River, N.S.W., in
1925), the Scamander specimen was submitted to Mr. J. R.
Kinghorn, C.M.Z.S., Zoologist, Australian Museum, Sydney,
who kindly made an examination of it, and confirmed the
determination. This adds a third species to the list of
sea-snakes recorded from Tasmanian waters.
|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:||p. 111|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
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|Date Deposited:||09 May 2012 08:41|
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