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May, William Lewis (1921) New species of fossil shells from Table Cape. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 9-12.

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Abstract

The following nine species here described were mostly
collected by the late E. D. Atkinson, so widely known for his
interest in the Table Cape fossils, and who probably did more
collecting in these beds than any other worker. Shortly before
his lamented death he placed most of these specimens in
my hands for description, he being particularly desirous that
the two large Turridae should be described and named. I
have therefore felt it a duty devolving upon me to carry out
my friend's wishes, to the best of my ability.
The five species of Marginella here described, together
with the four already recorded, make up the goodly number
of nine species of these interesting forms, and show that the
genus was well represented in Tertiary times in our seas, as
well as being so abundant in recent times. All the figures
are drawn from the types, which will be presented to the
Tasmanian Museum.

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. 9-12
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: 10 Dec 2012 04:25
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
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