Abstract

During a collecting expedition amongst some of the islands of the Santa Cruz Group from July to August, 1926, when Mr. A. A. Livingstone and myself had the good fortune to be guests of Mr. N. S. Heffernan, then District Officer of the Group, a very interesting collection of fruit-bats representing three species was obtained. Apart from the historical importance of Vanikoro Island because of the loss there in 1788 of La Pérouse's two ships, great zoological interest attaches to the fateful spot owing to the visitation of the famous naturalists Quoy and Gaimard, the first to make scientific observations and collections in that region. Their collections were naturally very incomplete and also subject to considerable confusion, as later researches in various branches have shown, doubtless owing to the conditions of work and storage aboard the "Astrolabe," as well as to the fact that the range of individual forms would not then be considered of so much importance.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Troughton, 1930, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(1): 1–4
Author
Ellis Le G. Troughton
Year
1930
Title
A new species and sub-species of fruit-bats (Pteropus) from the Santa Cruz Group
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
18
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
4
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1930.713
Language
English
Date Published
10 November 1930
Cover Date
10 November 1930
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
05 February 2009
Available Online
05 March 2009
Reference Number
713
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