Abstract

The fauna of the Atoll of Funafuti, as presented by different writers in the preceding pages, will now be briefly enumerated in systematic order. With that information will also be incorporated various records, either overlooked in the preparation of the articles referred to, or produced since their publication, and embracing the Archipelago as a whole.

Prior to the advent of the Expedition, not more than eight species of animals were recorded in literature from Funafuti; the following lists embrace about eight hundred and fifty entries.

Though the student of Zoogeography will herein find a more complete account of the life of a Central Pacific Atoll than has previously appeared, he is cautioned not to use it as an exhaustive catalogue. The results of brief sojourn by a few poorly equipped visitors, may indeed present a picture in which the salient features loom obscurely, as in a partly-developed photograph, but nothing more.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hedley et al., 1899. Aust. Mus. Mem. 3(8): 511–535
Author
Charles Hedley; T. Cooksey; J. P. Hill; Alfred J. North; W. J. Rainbow; Edgar R. Waite; T. Whitelegge
Year
1899
Title
XIX. Summary of the fauna of Funafuti
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
3
Issue
8
Start Page
511
End Page
535
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.3.1899.505
Language
English
Date Published
03 July 1899
Cover Date
03 July 1899
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
26 February 2009
Available Online
16 July 2009
Reference Number
505
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