Note regarding the Silurian fossils of the Gordon Limestones, with generic descriptions, and a specific list of the organisms already named and classified, by various authors.
Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1885) Note regarding the Silurian fossils of the Gordon Limestones, with generic descriptions, and a specific list of the organisms already named and classified, by various authors. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 313-318.
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Over thirty years ago the late Dr. Milligan obtained a very
interesting series of Silurian Fossils from the Gordon River,
in the vicinity of the Macquarie Harbour, which was subsequently
lodged in the Society's Museum. This collection was
supplemented by a suite of specimens obtained from the same
locality by Mr. C. Gould in the year 1862. Prior to the year
1866, Mr. Gould made a selection of the most typical specimens,
which he submitted to the judgment of Prof. M'Coy,
who, according to Mr. Gould's account, " immediately identified
several of the species and most of the generic forms." It is
most unfortunate that in the account referred to, Mr. Gould,
from want of access to his notes, was unable to give a complete
list of the species so determined, and I have failed to find any
trace of such list elsewhere in any of our local records.
|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.|
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