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Description of new Tasmanian shells


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Tenison Woods, Julian Edmund (1875) Description of new Tasmanian shells. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 134-162.

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The following marine shells have been placed at my disposal for description by Mr. W. Legrand, of Hobart Town, and the Rev. H. D. Atkinson. Mr W. Legrand, who has one of the finest collections of shells in the southern hemisphere, has been a collector for years, and has become thoroughly familiar with the marine fauna of our coast. Mr. Atkinson has occupied himself with dredging for some years, and has been the only conchologist who has sought for novelties in that way in Tasmania. He has also been indefatigable in his efforts to advance the success of conchology in the Island, and it is owing to his efforts alone that some of tlie very interesting species here described have been brought to light.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 134-162
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 02:21
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
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