On the community of species of aquatic Pulmonate snails between Australia and Tasmania
Tate, Ralph (1884) On the community of species of aquatic Pulmonate snails between Australia and Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 214-217.
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Discussion on the classification of several shells. A revision of the nomenclature of the freshwater shells of
Australia is urgent, and I venture to offer my help in instituting
a critical comparison of the Tasmanian species, inter se
and with continental forms. For this purpose it is absolutely
necessary that the collections submitted for examination be
large and varied.
Limnaea huonensis (Tenison-Woods).
Tenison-Woods, in his paper on the freshwater shells of
Tasmania (Proc. Roy. Soc, Tasmania, for 1875), describes
four species of the genus Limnaea.
The new locality for L. huonensis is on marshy ground,
produced by the issue of freshwater from beneath the sand dunes which line the margins of the backwaters of the
estuary of the River Glenelg.
Reference—Limnoea papyracea—Tate, Trans. Roy. Soc, S.
Aust., vol. iii., p. 103, t. 4, f. 5, 1880. Amphipeplea papyracea
—Tate, id., vol. iv., p. 140, 1881.
A. papyracea was originally described from dead shells
obtained from a dried pool at Penola, S. Australia, but a
year later it was taken alive in the reed beds, near Adelaide,
and a study of the animal brought about the new generic
Gundlachia petterdi (Johnston). Locality-the hill-streams of the Mount Lofty
Range, near Adelaide.
|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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