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Provenance of certain Tasmanian Ordovician corals


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Gill, Edmund D (1957) Provenance of certain Tasmanian Ordovician corals. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 91. pp. 115-116. ISSN 0080-4703

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Registered numbers and further information of the localities from which they carne are provided for Ordovician corals from Tasmania, described by Dr. Dorothy Hill. In Volume 89 of these Proceedings, Dr. Dorothy Hill (955) described a series of fossil corals from Tasmania. Among them were some Ordovician corals referred to as being in the collections of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne. The purpose of this note is to provide Museum numbers for these specimens, and to increase the stratigraphic value of the determinations by giving further details of the provenance of the specimens. The fossils in question were collected by the writer when on a geological excursion to Western Tasmania in December, 1947, under the guidance of Professor S. Warren Carey and Mr. M. R. Banks. The writer was not then on the staff of the National Museum, and so the specimens had labels only and no Museum numbers. At some time during the interval, some of the labels were lost, so Dr. Hill recorded fossils as being from Bubb's Hill, or Queenstown, or Zeehan. Reference to correspondence shows that I forwarded to Dr. Hill fossils only from Bubb's Hill and Zeehan, so the third possibility can be ruled out. The two localities can be defined as follows:- 1. Near Hydro-Electric Commission transmission line tower 287, south of the Lyell Highway, and on the north-west flank of Bubb's Hill, Victoria Pass, Western Tasmania. Bubb's Hill is shown on the "State Map 4 M" of Tasmania published by the Surveyor General's Office, Hobart, Tasmania. 2. Smelters' limestone quarry, about one and a half miles south of Zeehan, and west of the Smelters' Works (see Gill and Banks, 1950, map, plate 2). Subsequently in this note, the fossil localities listed here are referred to simply as localities 1 and 2. The two localities are regarded as outcrops of the same formation (Loftus-Hills and Carey, 1949), The following list comprises the registered numbers in the National Museum of Victoria, the specimens to which they refer, and the localities from which they came. The registered numbers have reference to the physical entities only, and not to the biological specimens they comprise or contain (Gill, 1953, p. 157).

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. 115-116
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 08:08
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
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