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Lord, Clive Errol (1927) Existing Tasmanian marsupials. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 17-24. ISSN 0080-4703

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Within the last few years considerable attention has been
directed to the present state of the Australasian marsupial
fauna. The meetings held during the recent scientific congresses
in Australia have served to stress the importance of
our native animals and the need for a better system of conservation,
for, with the advance of settlement, many forms
of animal life are being reduced in numbers to a very
considerable extent. This is particularly noticeable in the
Australian zoo-geographical province. In view of the difficulty experienced in tracing the life
histories and distribution of extinct and rare forms, a brief
review of the present position of the Tasmanian marsupials
may be useful not only for its present interest, but as a
source of reference to workers in future years who may
endeavour to trace the extent and distribution of our fauna,
many forms of which will undoubtedly become rare if not

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lord, Clive Errol
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 17-24
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 05:26
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 01:40
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