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On some Tasmanian freshwater univalves

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posted on 2023-11-22, 07:56 authored by Julian Edmund Tenison Woods
On the 9th August, 1875, I read before this Society a paper on the Freshwater Shells of Tasmania, which was incorporated in the Proceedings, and appears in the volume for 1875, p. 66. In dealing with certain of the univalves, I stated my reasons for regarding them as true Bythiniae, and for not including them in the genus Paludestrina, of D'Orbigny. Since that time I have been able to compare the Tasmanian shells with good types of the European Bythiniae, and I have come to the conclusion that our shells differ in so many important respects from them that they cannot be considered the same. I do not think, however, that they should be considered as Paludestrinae. That is a genus erected for South American shells.


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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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