Notes of a critical examination of the Mollusca of the older tertiary of Tasmania, alleged to have living representatives
Tate, Ralph (1884) Notes of a critical examination of the Mollusca of the older tertiary of Tasmania, alleged to have living representatives. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 207-214.
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Mr. R. M. Johnston, in Proc. Roy. Soc, Tasmania, 1880, p.
31,gives a list of Table Cape fossils, which have been referred
to existing species. As I think that some of them have been
incorrectly identified I am desirous to give explanatory reasons
for the adoption of other names. Before doing so, I may
remark that in my presidential address to the Royal Society
of South Australia, vol. ii., p. lvi., 1879, I gave a list of 24 living species of various classes which existed in the Australian seas during Eocene and Miocene times, five of the molluscs
are included in Mr. Johnston's list; moreover, I stated that
"other fossils have been referred to living species—to Trivia Europoea, Leiostraca subulata, Lima subauriculata, Liotia
lamellosa, etc., but competent authorities have not confirmed
In the accompanying table I have set side by side the
Table Cape fossil species and the recent forms with which
some of them have been confounded; the names of the fossil
species represented in living creation are printed in italic.
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