Voulta fusiformis, Swainson, Var. Micro-papillosa

Beddome, Charles Edward 1896 , 'Voulta fusiformis, Swainson, Var. Micro-papillosa' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , p. 86 .

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Shell fusiform ovately-elongate, somewhat solid, contracted,
and distinctly emarginate at the base ; spire very short, only
about one-fourth the length of body whorl ; somewhat accuminate
and minutely papillary at the apex ; whorls uniformly
gently rounded or swollen, smooth, minutely decussately
striated under the lens : columella with three very oblique
moderately conspicuous plaits ; aperture rather narrowly
elliptical ; lip markedly thickened and sub-reflexed, very
much compressed over very narrowly receding posterior
canal ; colour brownish white, reticulated with light chestnut
triangularly configured lines as in V. fusiformis, columella
and interior of the aperture uniformly orange-carnelia.
This shell, taken from the Derwent by Mr. Frank Rush,
fisherman, forms an interesting link between V. fusiformis,
Sw., and V. papillaris, Sw., although it is scarcely separable
from the former species, of which it may be regarded as an
extremely aberrant variety.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Beddome, Charles Edward
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
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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.

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