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List of the described Coleoptera of Tasmania.


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Lea, Arthur Mills (1902) List of the described Coleoptera of Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-26.

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The Coleoptera of Tasmania have never been considered as
a whole since the time of Erichson, and no list or
catalogue of the species has ever been compiled. About
10,000 species have now been recorded from Australia and
Tasmania, of which scarcely 400 have been described from
Tasmania. A very imperfect knowledge of what species
are confined to the island exists, as species supposed only
to occur there, are constantly being found in Victoria and
New South Wales, and even sometimes in Western Australia
and Queensland; on the other hand, Tasmanian
collectors frequently obtain mainland species which have
never been recorded from Tasmania.
I have considered it advisable, therefore, to prepare a
list of the species hitherto recorded from Tasmania, adding
to the list such species as I have seen in Tasmanian collections,
or have myself taken in Tasmania. In this list,
the genera and families are placed as far as possible in the
order in which they appear in Masters' "Catalogue of the
Described Coleoptera of Australia;" the species are placed
alphabetically. All known synonyms have been omitted.

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. 1-26
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: 23 Apr 2013 06:28
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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