Australian Museum Journal The reptiles and fishes of Lord Howe Island

Shortform:
Ogilby, 1889, Aust. Mus. Mem. 2(3): 49–74
Author(s):
Ogilby, J. Douglas
Year published:
1889
Title:
The reptiles and fishes of Lord Howe Island
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
2
Issue:
3
Start page:
49
End page:
74
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.2.1889.481
Language:
English
Plates:
plates ii–iii
Date published:
31 December 1889
Cover date:
31 December 1889
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
REPTILIA; LORD HOWE ISLAND
Digitized:
27 March 2009
Available online:
01 April 2008
Reference number:
481
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (225kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3546kb PDF)

Abstract

If we exclude the Green Turtle, which has not been found since 1789, the recent Reptiles recorded from Lord Howe Island are but three in number, and all belong to the Lacertilian group: of two of these the Museum now possesses excellent series. So far as I know none of them have as yet been obtained in New Zealand, and only the first of them has been recorded with any degree of certainty from Australia, this example, which is in the British Museum, having been obtained at Champion Bay, N. W. Australia, but not recorded from any intermediate locality; it is also found on Phillip Island, an outlying rock off Norfolk Island, on which latter strange to say no reptiles whatever occur. The second has a very wide range through Polynesia and New Guinea to the Moluccas, and has been doubtfully recorded from Port Essington, while the third species seems to be peculiar to the. island.

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