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List of the Tenison Woods types of recent mollusca in the Tasmanian Museum

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Hardy, George Hurlstone Hurdlestone (1915) List of the Tenison Woods types of recent mollusca in the Tasmanian Museum. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 61-73.

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Abstract

Until recently all types of the Tenison Woods Marine
Mollusca were included in the general collections of Tasmanian
shells in the Museum, and in consequence some
were lost and others broken.
The fresh-water shells were in a drawer in the Curator's
office, mixed with much miscellaneous material, and in a
very dilapidated condition.
Very few specimens were marked type in Tenison
Woods' handwriting (specimens so marked are recorded
as such), the majority being marked by a committee of
Conchologists formed for the purpose, particulars of which
are given in the paper by Mr. W. L. May, Proc. Roy.
Soc. Tasm. 1902. Unless otherwise stated, specimens in
this list are marked "type".
The Tenison Woods' fresh-water shells have mostly, if
not all, sunk into synonomy, and there is room for considerable
investigation on the Tasmanian fresh-water
shells, as nothing apparently has been done since Tenison
Woods' time.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records, mollusca
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 61-73
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: 27 May 2013 01:17
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:51
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