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New marine mollusca.

May, William Lewis 1910 , 'New marine mollusca.' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 380-400 .

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Tenison Woods when describing M. cyprseoides in
these Proceedings for 1877 remarked, "Tasmania is
already rich in this genus." If such could be said when
the number of species known here was less than, a dozen,
how much more may it be emphasised when the total,
with those I am now describing, amounts to some 40
Recent dredgings in our deeper waters, from 40 to
100 fathoms, have brought to light a great number of
new forms, some of which are very distinct species, whilst
others vary so greatly in both form and size as to make
them exceedingly puzzling. The present paper is an
attempt to bring some order out of chaos, and will narrow
the work down considerably. In dealing with such a
variable group it cannot be hoped that my present work
will be final; future discoveries and a larger amount of
material may show some of the species to be varieties
only. On the other hand some, which I now pass as
varieties, may yet be established as good species.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:May, William Lewis
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
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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