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Additions to the list of Table Cape fossils, together with further remarks upon certain fossil shells supposed to be identical with living species

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1884) Additions to the list of Table Cape fossils, together with further remarks upon certain fossil shells supposed to be identical with living species. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 220-224.

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Abstract

Re-examination and comparison of fossil forms referred to with the living types supposed to be identical
with them.
The fossil forms more particularly referred to me for
re-examination and comparison with living types are the
following :

1. Crossea labiata—Ten. -Woods. Fossil form, originally
determined by the writer.
2. Natica polita—Ten.-Woods. Fossil form, originally determined
by Rev. J. E. Tenison-Woods.
3. Trivia Europea.—Fossil form, originally determined by
Rev. J. E. Tenison-Woods.
4. Trigonia acuticostata—McCoy. Fossil form, originally
determined by Prof. McCoy.
5. Syrnola bifasciata. Fossil form, originally determined by
Rev. J. E. Tenison-Woods.
The investigations
carried on by Professor Tate and other indefatigable
workers, since that time, have placed this matter beyond all
reasonable doubt, and now there is every reason to believe
that the Table Cape beds, with their Australian equivalents,
mark the earliest dawn of the eocene period in Australia.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 220-224
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: 28 Nov 2012 03:39
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
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