Abstract

The largest collection yet made of the marine mollusca of tropical Queensland, is that taken under the direction of Sir William Macleay, in 1875, by the staff of the "Chevert," and now in the Macleay Museum, Sydney. This collection was partly described by Mr. J. Brazier in the earlier volumes of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.

Later writers, who have studied the marine mollusca of this region, have failed to identify species therein described, and have complained that the account given is inadequate for recognition. In fairness to the Sydney Conchologist, it should be remembered that a debased style, dispensing with figures or dimensions in diagnoses, introduced by the Brothers Adams, then prevailed in London, and naturally lowered the level of work abroad.

It has resulted that recent Monographs include the names of the "Chevert" shells among the doubtful or unknown species. Where these species have been again taken, they have in several caseS been described and named anew....

Drillia mastersi, Brazier....

 
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Short Form
Hedley, 1901, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(3): 121–130
Author
Charles Hedley
Year
1901
Title
A revision of the types of the marine shells of the Chevert Expedition
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
4
Issue
3
Start Page
121
End Page
130
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1901.1087
Language
English
Plates
plates xvi–xvii
Date Published
29 July 1901
Cover Date
29 July 1901
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA; TAXONOMY; TYPE SPECIMENS
Digitized
31 October 2008
Available Online
19 December 2008
Reference Number
1087
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