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On the occurrence in Tasmania of Hydrophis ornatus, variety ocellatus; with a note on Pelamis platurus ( = Hydrus platurus)

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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 08:41
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13126
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