Description of two new fishes
Morton, Alexander (1887) Description of two new fishes. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 77-78.
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Detailed description of two new species of fishes, Eurumetopos johnstonii,nov. sp. and Triptergium clarkei, nov. sp.
Eurumetopos johnstonii, nov. sp. This very remarkable fish was found washed on the beach
at Bridgewater. Unfortunately the crows had eaten a great
part of one side, taking the eyes and the intestines out. I have great pleasure in giving this very
remarkable genus the specific name of Johnstonii, in honour
of R. M. Johnston, Esq., F.L.S., whose very valuable works
in all matters relating to the Natural History of Tasmania
and the Geological features of the Island place him as the
foremost scientist in 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.|
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records|
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