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A revised census of the Mollusca and Brachiopoda in the Table Cape beds

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May, William Lewis (1918) A revised census of the Mollusca and Brachiopoda in the Table Cape beds. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 101-117.

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Abstract

As there is no complete list of the Mollusca and
Brachiopoda described from, or attributed to, the Table
Cape Tertiary deposits, it seems desirable that such a
list, as complete as possible, and on an up-to-date classification,
should be issued- more particularly for the convenience
of local workers; the references given with each
species will also be a useful guide to the study of the
original descriptions, and also figures where such have
appeared. The best list which has been published is
that by R. M. Johnston in these proceedings for 1886,
pp. 131-138, in which about 170 named species of Molluscs
and 14 of Brachiopods are attributed to Table Cape.
In the Pro. Roy. Soc. Vict, for 1896, G. B. Pritchard in a
valuable contribution to this study has listed about 218
Molluscs and 17 Brachiopods.A very complete catalogue of Southern Australian
and Tasmanian species, was prepared by J. Dennant and
A. E. Kitson, on a greatly improved nomenclature, and
published in the Geographical Survey of Victoria for
1903.
I am now able to add some additional species, principally
through the industry of my friend, the veteran
Conchologist, Mr. E. D. Atkinson, who has done so much
exploration at Table Cape, and whose interest and enthusiasm
are unabated. I have to thank him for the gift
and loan of many specimens, and much assistance in
various directions.

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. 101-117
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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