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Two new Australian Pycnogonida


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Flynn, Theodore Thomson (1918) Two new Australian Pycnogonida. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 91-100.

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There is no doubt that the interest shown in the
Antarctic forms of Pycnogonida, and the problems raised
by the study of this remarkable group of animals in the
Southern Polar Regions, have made it advisable, or even
necessary, that detailed attention and study should be
given to the Australian forms. However, no work has
been published on the Pycnogonida of the Australian
Coast since Professor Haswell's paper in 1884, except
a short paper written by myself on Halosoma haswelli.
I have, therefore, no hesitation in presenting a description
of two new Australian forms, more especially
as they represent genera not previously described from this
part of the world, and they distinctly help in settling
certain problems of distribution, especially in relation
to the genusi Ammothea. These new species belong
to the genera Pycnogonum, Brunn., and Ammothea, Leach.

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. 91-100
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.

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