Notes with respect to the fresh water fishes, and the land and fresh water molluscs of King's Island.
Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1887) Notes with respect to the fresh water fishes, and the land and fresh water molluscs of King's Island. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 74-77.
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Mr. John Brown, Surveyor, has always taken a commendable
interest in matters relating to the natural history of
Tasmania, and for many years past he has made valuable
collections in remote parts of the island, which have yielded
novelties of great interest to science. Recently he has spent
some time on King's Island, and at my request has carefully
observed the nature of the rocks of this dependency, and
has also made up a very interesting series of the same, upon
which I shall have pleasure in making some observations on
another occasion. He has also made a very interesting
collection of the fresh water fishes, together with a typical
series of the land and fresh water molluscs. These valuable
collections, together with notes of distribution, he has very
kindly placed at my disposal, and having examined them I
think it best to state the results for the information of
the members of this Society, and also in order that they may
be made of permanent value to naturalists generally by being
placed upon the Society's records.
The collection, so far as I have observed, contains four
species of fishes, and nine of molluscs.
|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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