Australian Museum Journal Notes on Mollusca from the alpine zone of Mount Kosciusko

Shortform:
Hedley, 1896, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(7): 101–105
Author(s):
Hedley, Charles
Year published:
1896
Title:
Notes on Mollusca from the alpine zone of Mount Kosciusko
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
2
Issue:
7
Start page:
101
End page:
105
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1896.1209
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xxiii
Date published:
31 January 1896
Cover date:
31 January 1896
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MOLLUSCA
Digitized:
11 September 2009
Reference number:
1209
EndNote package:
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Title page:
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Complete work:
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Abstract

The Alpine fauna and flora have elsewhere yielded such interesting results that it is with pleasurable anticipations a student turns to the consideration of this chapter in Australian Biology. The restricted developement of high land here holds out, however, no promise of a rich harvest. In Australia the alpine zone is almost limited to the plateau of Mount Kosciusko, an elevation so insignificant (7,256 ft.) that on other continents it would rather be termed a hill than a mountain.

Two observers have contributed, especially to our knowledge of the physical features of this district. In January, 1885, Dr. R. von Lendenfeld made a brief reconnaissance and under the titles of "Meteorology of Mount Kosciusko" and "The Glacial Period in Australia" communicated some of his experiences of it to the Linnean Society of New South Wales. A more detailed account of his travels appeared as a Parliamentary Paper, Sydney, 1885, and in Petermann's Mittheilungen, 1887.