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The feather-tracts of sphenura broad-benti:Mccoy


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Hall, Robert (1911) The feather-tracts of sphenura broad-benti:Mccoy. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 33-37. ISSN 0080-4703

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The genus Sphenura is represented only in South-East
Australia and in South-West Australia, and in each area by
two species. It is a disappearing genus.
The species occupy a similar type of country, and
point to an old and closer connection between the two
faunas: a land bridge suitably wooded.
At the present time the genus is placed in the sylviidre
with a heterogeneous collection of genera. To compare
the pterylosis of these genera would probably throw
further light upon their relationship.
The specimens under review represent four phases:
(A) Approximately four days old.
(B) Seven days later, with the eyes open.
(C) One of two nearly ready to leave the nest.
(D) An adult male for comparison of markings.

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. 33-37
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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 04:54
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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