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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Ogilby, 1889, Aust. Mus. Mem. 2(3): 49–74
Author
J. Douglas Ogilby
Year
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
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27 March 2009
Available Online
01 April 2008
Reference Number
481
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