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Natural History of Curtis Island, Bass Strait - 4. The Reptiles of Curtis and Rodondo Islands

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Rawlinson, PA (1973) Natural History of Curtis Island, Bass Strait - 4. The Reptiles of Curtis and Rodondo Islands. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 107. pp. 153-170. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Four species of reptiles and details of their ecology are recorded from Curtis Island and three species from Rodondo lsland. Curtis and Rodondo Islands are situated in the deepest part of Bass Strait and were the first islands isolated after the most recent ice age. The paleogeography of the islands is outlined and the origins of the reptile faunas and terrestrial ecosystems are discussed. It is concluded that all four Curtis Island reptile species and two of the three Rodondo Island species are glacial relicts but that the third Rodondo Island species is a post glacial intrusive.

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: pp. 153-170
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 03:52
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:33
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13643
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