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Studies of Tasmanian Cetacea. Part II (Ziphius cavirostris)

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Scott, Herbert Hedley and Lord, Clive Errol (1919) Studies of Tasmanian Cetacea. Part II (Ziphius cavirostris). Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 23-32.

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Abstract

We had contemplated dealing with the genus Tursiops
in the first portion of the present paper, but, owing to
several unforeseen circumstances, we propose to place on
record certain data compiled in relation to the species
Ziphius cavirostris before proceeding to deal with
Tursiops tursio as a Tasmanian species.
Mr. F. W. True has given an excellent account of this
species, and we have pleasure in the present instance
in adding to the existing knowledge by describing a skull
in the collection of the Tasmanian Museum.
This skull was obtained from the Tasmanian Coast.
This fact is of interest, for, although the species under
review has on several occasions been recorded from New
Zealand, we are aware of no previous record from
Australian seas.

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. 23-32
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: 02 Jan 2013 05:45
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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