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Bednall, WF (1894) Notes on some Tasmanian chitons. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 34-39.

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Abstract

Some time ago I received from Captain Beddome, of Hobart,
several specimens of three species of Chitons, labelled respectively
Chiton speciosus, Chiton australis, and Chiton liratus.
At the time they came to hand the South Australian forms
were engaging my attention, and I at once saw that there
must be some mistake in regard to those sent under the names
of speciosus and liratus, as they could not be made to answer
the original descriptions of those species, but the difficulty of
satisfactorily identifying them by reference to the literature
at my command compelled me to put them aside for the time
being. A few months since some Chitons collected by Dr.
Perks at Port Elliot, Encounter Bay, were submitted to me
for examination, when I recognised that they were identical
with the specimens sent to me by Captain Beddome as Chiton
australis, Sowerby, and I so labelled them; further, I exhibited
an example before the Royal Society of South Australia as an
interesting addition to the molluscan fauna of this colony.
Having, however, since had the privilege of studying the
exhaustive work of Mr. H. A. Pilsbry on the Polyplacophora
(Chitons) as part of Tryon's Manual of Conchology, I found
I had been too hasty, and had fallen into the too common
snare of accepting a name under which a species is popularly
known, and that, instead, the shell was the closely allied
Chiton novaehollandiae, of Gray.

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. 34-39
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.
This article is listed in the contents as "On some Tasmanian chitons"

Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2013 05:56
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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