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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 02 December 2022
... been told by Indigenous Australians that the echidna and platypus laid eggs. In this paper I briefly summarise aspects of the significance of monotremes in some mainland Aboriginal cultures, and the attempts by the naturalist George Bennett to discover if platypuses were oviparous. In Tasmania...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 431–438.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of paradoxosomatid Polydesmida in heathland is in marked contrast to the dominance of dalodesmid Polydesmida in forest habitats in Tasmania. Bhakat, S.N. 1987. Ecology of an Indian grassland millipede Streptogonopus phipsoni (Diplopoda: Polydesmoidea). Journal of Zoology, London 212: 419-428. Ecology...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (4): 632–641.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Helen Otley A community-based survey was conducted to establish the current distribution of the platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus in the Huon River catchment, southern Tasmania. The species was found to be common and sighted in waterbodies throughout the Huon River catchment. Fewer platypuses were...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 458–473.
Published: 17 March 2014
...N. Koch; S.A. Munks; M. Utesch; P.E. Davies; P.D. McIntosh This study examined the occurrence, relative abundance and condition of platypuses in the upper catchment of the South Esk River, in north-east Tasmania, Australia, and the impact of past forestry activities on the occurrence of platypuses...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 36 (1): 1–4.
Published: 07 September 2012
... upslope timber harvesting threats and conservation Tasmania Bunce S. E. H., McIntosh P. D., Davies P. E. and Cook L. S. J. 2001. Effects of pre-Code forest clearfelling on the gemorphology and sedimentology of headdwater streams in upland granite terrain, Tasmania. In: Proceedins of the Third...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 576–589.
Published: 20 October 2011
...N. Fisher; A. Lee; J. Cribb; G. Haynes The red fox Vulpes vulpes is one of the most destructive invasive species in mainland Australia and has recently been introduced to Tasmania. This paper reports the results of a survey conducted in Tasmania in mid-2006, to ascertain the public's views about...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 770–773.
Published: 20 October 2011
...Ken Green The Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus is infrequently recorded in Tasmania and was only recently discovered at altitudes >1000 m, although the species occurs on the Australian mainland at >2200 m. A survey of Tasmanian alpine habitat found evidence of M. fuscus within a metre...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (1): 22–36.
Published: 04 October 2011
.... viminalis grassy/shrubby forest and dry E. obliqua forest) in south-eastern Tasmania, was examined using generalised linear modelling. The number of trees with potential hollows and the number of potential hollows was significantly higher in dry E. obliqua forest, compared with the other two forest types...
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Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 586–596.
Published: 01 December 2004
... beetles Hoplogonus threatened species invertebrate conservation distribution forestry biogeographical mosaic Distribution, habitat and conservation of two threatened stag beetles, Hoplogonus bornemisszai and H. vanderschoori (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) in north-east Tasmania *Sarah Munl
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.033
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... We review the habitat, distribution and conservation status of bat species known to occur in Tasmania. There are eight resident species of native bat in Tasmania; Gould's Wattled Bat Chalinolobus gouldii , Chocolate Wattled Bat C. morio , Large Forest Bat Vespadelus darlingtoni , Southern...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.040
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... As formal reservation targets are attained in Tasmania, a large component of habitats important for populations of threatened fauna will remain in the ‘off-reserve’ landscape. Over eighty percent of Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor foraging habitat occurs on private land, potentially subject...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.015
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.024
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... The strandline fauna of 120 beach sites o n Tasmania’s east coast was surveyed using five pitfall traps in each of three bands overnight . Of the 106 taxa collected, the most widespread and abundant species were sandhoppers and scyphacid isopods, but springtails and geophilomorph centipedes were...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.040
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Eleven native millipede species (Polydesmida and Polyzoniida) have range boundaries in a narrow, 70 km-long zone, here called the Mersey Break, which runs inland from Devonport on the north coast of Tasmania. In each of four millipede genera, the Mersey Break is the parapatric boundary between...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.060
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... types in two land systems in Tasmania, were used to classify sites by TWINSPAN. This study found that ground beetle distributions were not linked to plant community type. Communities defined by classification may predict only the presence of common and widespread species unless our understanding...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.013
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The native herpetofauna of Tasmania, though a small part of the rich Australian fauna, is ecologically and biogeographically distinctive. It contains 31 terrestrial species and six marine species. Among the terrestrial fauna nine species (29 per cent of the fauna) are endemic. Only one species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.022
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... New measures to cater for the conservation of fauna in State forests in Tasmania have recently been developed and are now being implemented. These include: (1) a set of new reserves to ensure protection of samples of all vegetation types present on Crown Land; (2) retention of wildlife habitat...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.023
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... m in width in Tasmania has commenced. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 449–463.
Published: 01 September 2018
... territory size (Young 2006) and is generally rarely observed (Barrett et al. 2003), despite its wide distribution in Tasmania. It is usually regarded as the largest of the world s barn owls (Tyto) (König et al. 2008), although it is comparable in size to the female Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) (Mooney 1992...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 241–250.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., for platypuses Ornithorhynchus anatinus in the Seabrook Creek Catchment in northwest Tasmania. This study detected 10 previously identified alleles and two previously unreported alleles at the MHC Class II DZB locus in 18 platypuses from the Seabrook Creek Catchment. An additional sequence isolated from two...