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On a new genus of Nudibranchiata. Fam. Elysiadae

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Tenison Woods, Julian Edmund (1876) On a new genus of Nudibranchiata. Fam. Elysiadae. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. p. 28.

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Abstract

The Elysiadse are shelless mollusca with no distinct mantle or respiratory organ, all being performed by the ciliated surface of the body. The stomach is central; the hepatic organ branched, extending almost the whole length of the animal; eyes sessile, and tentacles simple or obsolete. There are five known genera of the family, viz.: — Elysia, with tentacles; Actaeonia, leech-like and with tentacles; Genia leech-like, linear dorsal tentacles; Limapontia, head truncated and with arched lateral ridges; Rhodope, wormlike. To this family I have found an addition of marked and peculiar generic character. This new genus I propose to dedicate to Mr. Morton Allport, as a slight mark of appreciation of his great services to science and acclimatization in Tasmania

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: p. 28
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: 16 Nov 2012 02:03
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15356
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