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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1876


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1876) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1876. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 65-67.

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The usual monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday 8th August; His Excellency the Governor, President, in the chair. The Rev. J. E. Tenison-Woods then read a paper on a new species of Ampullaria with some observations on Swainson's genus Thelidomus, of which a species occurs in Tasmania, the animal being unknown. The Bishop asked whether the Gault formation was found in Australia, and if the Sauroid fishes were such as Ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus. He regretted that he could not be present during the former lecture as well as on this occasion, but should like to add another question. He remembered that geologists of a few years' back had called attention to the persistence in Australia of secondary forms such as Trigonice and Terebratulae, and would wish to know whether these resemblances had been increased or lessened by subsequent investigations? Mr. Stephens bore testimony to the cretaceous character of the formations around the Gulf of Carpentaria. He himself had seen fossils, such as Belemnites, Inoceramus, etc., which, he was informed, might be gathered in great quantities from the surface. His Excellency said that in New Zealand extensive Mesozoic formations had been discovered, which were very similar in every respect to contemporary formations of Europe.

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. 65-67
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 02:54
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