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Description of a new species of shark

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posted on 2023-11-22, 09:10 authored by Alexander Morton
During the month I had brought to the Museum a peculiar-looking fish, having been found washed up on the beach at Bruny Island. On examination it proved to be a species of Centrina ; at first I was inclined to believe it was C. salviani, but on closer examination it seemed to differ.' A specimen of C. salviani having been found off the coast of New Zealand some few years back, I had a photo, of the Tasmanian specimen sent to Professor Hutton, F.R.S., Curator Canterbury Museum, Christchurch. Professor Hutton wrote, stating that, judging from the photo., he was inclined to think that the Tasmanian Centrina differed from the one in New Zealand, which he considered was Centrina salviani. Before finally deciding on making a new species, Mr. Ogilby, the able Ichthiologist of the Australian Museum, kindly undertook to compare the Tasmanian shark with the C. salviani in the Sydney Museum.

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Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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211-213

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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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