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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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Abstract

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
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Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 08:08
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
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