Australian Museum Journal A revision of the types of the marine shells of the Chevert Expedition

Shortform:
Hedley, 1901, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(3): 121–130
Author(s):
Hedley, Charles
Year published:
1901
Title:
A revision of the types of the marine shells of the Chevert Expedition
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
4
Issue:
3
Start page:
121
End page:
130
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1901.1087
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xvi–xvii
Date published:
29 July 1901
Cover date:
29 July 1901
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MOLLUSCA; TAXONOMY; TYPE SPECIMENS
Digitized:
31 October 2008
Available online:
19 December 2008
Reference number:
1087
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (81kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1272kb PDF)

Abstract

The largest collection yet made of the marine mollusca of tropical Queensland, is that taken under the direction of Sir William Macleay, in 1875, by the staff of the "Chevert," and now in the Macleay Museum, Sydney. This collection was partly described by Mr. J. Brazier in the earlier volumes of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.

Later writers, who have studied the marine mollusca of this region, have failed to identify species therein described, and have complained that the account given is inadequate for recognition. In fairness to the Sydney Conchologist, it should be remembered that a debased style, dispensing with figures or dimensions in diagnoses, introduced by the Brothers Adams, then prevailed in London, and naturally lowered the level of work abroad.

It has resulted that recent Monographs include the names of the "Chevert" shells among the doubtful or unknown species. Where these species have been again taken, they have in several caseS been described and named anew....

Drillia mastersi, Brazier....