Abstract

The Alpine fauna and flora have elsewhere yielded such interesting results that it is with pleasurable anticipations a student turns to the consideration of this chapter in Australian Biology. The restricted developement of high land here holds out, however, no promise of a rich harvest. In Australia the alpine zone is almost limited to the plateau of Mount Kosciusko, an elevation so insignificant (7,256 ft.) that on other continents it would rather be termed a hill than a mountain.

Two observers have contributed, especially to our knowledge of the physical features of this district. In January, 1885, Dr. R. von Lendenfeld made a brief reconnaissance and under the titles of "Meteorology of Mount Kosciusko" and "The Glacial Period in Australia" communicated some of his experiences of it to the Linnean Society of New South Wales. A more detailed account of his travels appeared as a Parliamentary Paper, Sydney, 1885, and in Petermann's Mittheilungen, 1887.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hedley, 1896, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(7): 101–105
Author
Charles Hedley
Year
1896
Title
Notes on Mollusca from the alpine zone of Mount Kosciusko
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
2
Issue
7
Start Page
101
End Page
105
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1896.1209
Language
English
Plates
plate xxiii
Date Published
31 January 1896
Cover Date
31 January 1896
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA
Digitized
11 September 2009
Reference Number
1209
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