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Studies in Tasmanian mammals, living and extinct. Number V. Zaglossus harrissoni, Sp.nov.

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Scott, Herbert Hedley and Lord, Clive Errol (1921) Studies in Tasmanian mammals, living and extinct. Number V. Zaglossus harrissoni, Sp.nov. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 13-15.

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Abstract

Among some fossil bones recently recovered by Mr. K. M. Harrisson, from a swamp upon King Island, we have found evidence of a giant Ant Eater, that exceeded very considerably in point of size the modern Monotreme. The evidence is furnished to us in the form of a nearly perfect right femur, and a very small portion of the proximal end of a humerus. We fortunately possess several femora of the modern animals, collected by Mr. L. L. Waterhouse in January, 1916, during a visit to King Island upon Geological Survey Work, and are therefore enabled to make a direct comparison between the Pleistocene, and the more recent Monotremes of that locality. 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. 13-15
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 04:17
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15735
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