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Lord, Clive Errol and Scott, Herbert Hedley (1922) On the Tasmanian Muridae. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 74-76.

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Abstract

In carrying out investigations concerning the Tasmanian
Muridae certain information has been gathered which
appears worthy of placing on record.
In the present instance, therefore, we desire to give a
list of the Tasmanian Muridae as far as our investigations
have shown them, and at the same time to draw attention
to the very wide distribution of the introduced Rattus rattus in Tasmania. This common form is not only found
in the cities and settled areas, but also finds its way far
into the bush. Here it takes on new habits, which have the
effect of considerably altering the species, as far as external
variations go, from the typical form, and care must be
taken in regard to identification.

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. 74-76
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: 06 Dec 2012 05:11
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
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