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Scott, Herbert Hedley (1931) The extinct Tasmanian emu. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 108-110. ISSN 0080-4703

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In a former communication to this Society, which was
read on 8th October, 1923, dealing in part with the extinct
King Island Emu, I gave, inter alia, some notes upon such
Tasmanian Emu b:mes as had been to that date added b
our Museum Collection.
Since then two other finds have reached us, and will now
be passed in review.
From an old contributor to our palreontological series of
vertebrate remains-Mr. Tom Edwards-there came to us
in October, 1924, a synsacrum, 1 femur, 1 tibia-tarsus, 2
tarsc-metatarsi, and 1 cervical vertebra of a Tasmanian
Emu recovered from Mowbray Swamp. These were all
associated bones absolutely mature, using the word in its true
osteological sense-as applica'ble only to bones whose external
texture manifest the highest muscular development and the
super-ossification incidental thereto. Everything considered,
and having due reference to published notes, I consider this
bird to have been a female.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Scott, Herbert Hedley
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. 108-110
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 08:32
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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