Australian Museum Journal On a new and peculiar freshwater isopod from Mount Kosciusko

Shortform:
Chilton, 1891, Rec. Aust. Mus. 1(8): 149–171
Author(s):
Chilton, Chas.
Year published:
1891
Title:
On a new and peculiar freshwater isopod from Mount Kosciusko
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
1
Issue:
8
Start page:
149
End page:
171
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.1.1891.1249
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xxiii–xxvi
Date published:
31 July 1891
Cover date:
31 July 1891
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA
Digitized:
23 July 2009
Reference number:
1249
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (107kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3636kb PDF)

Abstract

Towards the end of 1889 I received from the Trustees of the Australian Museum, Sydney, a small collection of Australian Crustacea, containing among others, some terrestrial and freshwater species collected by Mr. R. Helms while on an expedition to Mount Kosciusko on behalf of the Museum. Among these I at once saw that one was quite different from any of the terrestrial and fresh-water Crustacea previously described from Australia, and that it belonged to a genus Phreatoicus established by myself in 1882, for a peculiar blind subterranean Isopod found in wells in Canterbury, New Zealand. This genus was of special interest both because of the situation in which the original species was found, and because it combined characters belonging to several different families, and was also, to some extent, intermediate between the Isopoda and the Amphipoda The discovery of a species belonging to the same genus in such a widely remote situation as Mount Kosciusko, and living under such different conditions is therefore of peculiar interest,

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