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On Pseudomys higginsi


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Lord, Clive Errol (1922) On Pseudomys higginsi. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 55-57.

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Since Higgins and Petterd described (1882, pp. 171-176,
and 1883, pp. 181-186, 195-198) several species, the Tasmanian
Rodentia have not had much attention paid to them.
Recently I obtained a series of specimens, and certain of
these appear worthy of a further note; particularly so as
Higgins and Petterd's types were not preserved and the
validity of several of the species which they created has not
been maintained. The examination of some specimens of
P. higginsi, originally described as Mus leucopus by Higgins
and Petterd (1882, p. 174), led me to forward a typical one
to Mr. Oldfield Thomas, of the British Museum, for comparison
with those sent to that institution by Mr. Petterd.
Upon examination, Mr. Oldfield Thomas states that the
specimen forwarded was no doubt P. higginsi.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 55-57
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: 06 Dec 2012 05:15
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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