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Additions to the catalogue of the marine shells of Tasmania


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May, William Lewis (1910) Additions to the catalogue of the marine shells of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 306-313. ISSN 0080-4703

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Read August 8th, 1910.
In the Proceedings of this Society for 1908 I published
a list of additional species, and since that date a
considerable number of new forms have come under my
notice, which it is the object of this paper to place on
The greater number of the following species were
obtained during the Easter camp-out of the Tasmanian
Field Naturalists' Club at Freycinet Peninsula, in March,
I dredged in Geography Strait and due
east from there in 15, 40, 60, and 80 fathoms, the greatest
depth being some ten miles off the coast. The nature of
the bottom was very similar to that of Cape Pillar, explored
by Mr. C. Hedley and myself in 1907, but not quite
so hard, and there is probably considerably less current.
Broken up polyzoa was very abundant. As was to be
expected, many of the same species occurred which were
taken off Cape Pillar in 100 fathoms; but, partly owing
to shallower water being explored, and to te station
being some sixty miles further north, many new species
were taken, and also several most southern records of
known Tasmanian shells, previously only known from
Bass Strait.
It is my intention to place as complete a series as
possible of these new shells in 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 and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 306-313
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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: 22 May 2013 03:20
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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