Australian Museum Journal Two Australian species of Ditrypa

Shortform:
Bretnall, 1921, Rec. Aust. Mus. 13(4): 155–156
Author(s):
Bretnall, Rex W.
Year published:
1921
Title:
Two Australian species of Ditrypa
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
13
Issue:
4
Start page:
155
End page:
156
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.13.1921.865
Language:
English
Date published:
12 April 1921
Cover date:
12 April 1921
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MOLLUSCA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
08 January 2009
Available online:
06 March 2009
Reference number:
865
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Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (294kb PDF)

Abstract

In 1877 Brazier placed before the Linnean Society of New South Wales the continuation of his examination of the Mollusca collected during the "Chevert" Expedition, including among these results his description of a new species of Dentalium. This species was named by him Dentalium laeve, and his description, unaccompanied by a figure reads:...

At the conclusion of his description Brazier remarks that "The lower part of this species resembles the spines of Sea Urchins "Echinidae" The greater part of the specimens are encrusted over with a fine coating of coral-like substance."

To the description the following localities are appended: Princess Charlotte Bay, North-East Australia, 13 fms., sandy mud; Cape Grenville, North-East Australia, 20 fms., mud; York Island, Torres Straits, 13 fms., hard mud bottom; Darnley Island, Torres Straits, 5, 15, 20, 30 fms., mud, sand and sandy mud bottom.

These specimens are housed in the Macleay Museum at the University of Sydney, and I am indebted to Mr. John Shewan for his courtesy in placing them at my disposal for examination.

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