Australian Museum Journal Systematic notes on Australian land shells

Shortform:
Iredale, 1933, Rec. Aust. Mus. 19(1): 37–59
Author(s):
Iredale, T.
Year published:
1933
Title:
Systematic notes on Australian land shells
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Start page:
37
End page:
59
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.19.1933.690
Language:
English
Date published:
02 August 1933
Cover date:
02 August 1933
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
02 April 2009
Reference number:
690
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (131kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3205kb PDF)

Abstract

Museum routine necessitates the determination of any mollusc an material submitted, and many land shells and slugs are included. These have been a continual source of trouble, as Australian land shells have not been systematically studied recently. My predecessor, Mr. Charles Hedley, began his conchological career by the examination of molluscous animals, but at that time with very little knowledge of their shells and their importance. He soon found that the latter must be given much more value than had been anticipated, and began accumulating systematic data for the elucidation of our land molluscan fauna. It was a long and tedious task, and, unfortunately, when his goal was in sight his work was terminated by his death. The preparation of an illustrated monographic account was left as a legacy to me, and I hope to complete the work in the near future. ... [etc.]

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