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Note on the occurrence in Tasmania of the freshwater crab, Hymensoma lacustris, Chilton

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Chilton, Charles (1919) Note on the occurrence in Tasmania of the freshwater crab, Hymensoma lacustris, Chilton. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 93-95.

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Abstract

Professor T. Thomson Flynn, of the University of
Tasmania, of Hobart, has been good enough to send me
some specimens of a small crab obtained by him in North-
West Tasmania, which he thought belonged to the species
Hymenosoma lacustris, Chilton, though they appeared to
differ from the published descriptions in the shape of the
rostrum and in some other points. The few specimens he
collected were found nestling in the crevices of rotting
wood in a very small creek in the middle of an open paddock
near Flowerdale.
This species was originally described from specimens
obtained in Lake Takapuna, near Auckland, New Zealand,
and has since been recorded from other localities in
New Zealand, also from Norfolk Island, Lord Howe
Island, and from two localities in Victoria, Australia. Its
occurrence in Tasmania is additional evidence of its wide
distribution, and its antiquity. I have compared the Tasmanian
specimens with those from the other localities,
and consider that they should be placed in the same
species.

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. 93-95
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 05:44
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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