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Additions to the Tasmanian marine mollusca, with descriptions of new species

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May, William Lewis (1915) Additions to the Tasmanian marine mollusca, with descriptions of new species. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 75-99.

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Abstract

A visit by the writer to the Furneaux Group in November,
1912, resulted in the addition of several species to our
list, and careful investigations in Port Arthur and D'Entrecasteaux
Channel have largely increased our knowledge
of our Chiton fauna, adding new species and extending the
distribution of others.
The dredging operations in connection with the two last
Easter camps of the Field Naturalists' Club at Safety Cove
and Thouin or Wineglass Bay, have also added a number
of interesting species. These localities are respectively the
most northern and most southern spots at which deep-water
dredging has been carried out in Tasmania.
It is proposed in this paper to give a list of the additions,
to record certain facts respecting distribution, and to describe
40 species which appear to be new to science. The
types of these last will be placed in the Tasmanian
Museum collection. Altogether I here add nearly a hundred
species to our list. Includes illustrations of 42 specimens.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records, mollusca
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 75-99
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: 27 May 2013 01:15
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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