Abstract

Towards the end of 1889 I received from the Trustees of the Australian Museum, Sydney, a small collection of Australian Crustacea, containing among others, some terrestrial and freshwater species collected by Mr. R. Helms while on an expedition to Mount Kosciusko on behalf of the Museum. Among these I at once saw that one was quite different from any of the terrestrial and fresh-water Crustacea previously described from Australia, and that it belonged to a genus Phreatoicus established by myself in 1882, for a peculiar blind subterranean Isopod found in wells in Canterbury, New Zealand. This genus was of special interest both because of the situation in which the original species was found, and because it combined characters belonging to several different families, and was also, to some extent, intermediate between the Isopoda and the Amphipoda The discovery of a species belonging to the same genus in such a widely remote situation as Mount Kosciusko, and living under such different conditions is therefore of peculiar interest,

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Chilton, 1891, Rec. Aust. Mus. 1(8): 149–171
Author
Chas Chilton
Year
1891
Title
On a new and peculiar freshwater isopod from Mount Kosciusko
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
1
Issue
8
Start Page
149
End Page
171
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.1.1891.1249
Language
English
Plates
plates xxiii–xxvi
Date Published
31 July 1891
Cover Date
31 July 1891
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA
Digitized
23 July 2009
Reference Number
1249
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