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Notes on the egg of the Echidna setosa.

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Morton, Alexander (1887) Notes on the egg of the Echidna setosa. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 290-291.

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Abstract

For many years past, and even to the present time, grave
doubts have existed in the minds of many as to the mode of
breeding in connection with the Platypus and the Echidna. To
the scientific world Mr. Caldwell, in 1883, set at rest any doubt
as to the question whether this peculiar order of animals was
viviparous or oviviparous, by securing a, large number of
specimens of the Echidna and the Platypus in various stages
of development. It is not recorded, however, that the egg
of the Echidna had ever been found in Tasmania, and, therefore
the specimen I have much pleasure in submitting to the
Fellows- this evening will doubtless be of great interest.
Includes illustrative plate.

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. 290-291
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: 04 Dec 2012 00:28
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
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