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‚ÄòJ‚Äôv©tais convaincu qu‚Äôil dormait.‚Äô European views of a unique Australian mammal
chapterposted on 2023-05-28, 01:13 authored by Nicol, SC
In this paper I briefly summarise the earliest French observations of Tasmanian mammals, which predate the founding of the Musv©um National d‚ÄôHistoire Naturelle at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, and then discuss what appears to be the first observation of hibernation in an echidna, which was made by Prosper Garnot, a zoologist on the voyage of la Coquille (1822‚Äì1825). Finally, I review subsequent observations on hibernation in this species, including my own research, and attempt to place this in the context of the echidna‚Äôs life history and Australian ecosystems.
Publication titleRediscovering Recherche Bay
PublisherAcademy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Place of publicationCanberra
Rights statementRediscovering Recherche Bay is a book that presents the outcomes from the symposium, "A celebration of the history, culture, science and technology of Recherche Bay", hosted by CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Auditorium Hobart, Tasmania, on 26‚Äì28 February 2007