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Notes on the snakes of Tasmania

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Lord, Clive Errol (1918) Notes on the snakes of Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 76-81.

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Abstract

While the several species of snakes met with in Tasmania
have received careful study in some respects, in
conjunction with their mainland congeners, the information
is to a certain extent scattered in numerous works.
The mis-use of vernacular terms has led to considerable
confusion, and the object of these notes is to make more
widely known the correct nomenclature and characteristics
of the species.
The valid species are (1) Denisonia superba (Copperheaded
or Superb Snake) ; (2) Denisonia coronoides (Whitelipped
Whip Snake); (3) Notechis scutatus (Tiger Snake).
In addition to these three there is a species of ringed sea
snake (Platurus laticaudatus), which is occasionally met
with on the Tasmanian coasts.

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. 76-81
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: 29 Apr 2013 01:14
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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