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Description of two new fishes


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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.

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. 77-78
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 00:27
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
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