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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
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
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15576
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