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Paper, 'Preliminary note on the fossil remains of a Chelonian reptile, Ceratochelys sthenurus [Meiolania], from Lord Howe's Island, Australia' by Thomas H [Henry] Huxley

Reference number: PP/10/30

Date: 1887

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Huxley writes: 'The interesting remains of which I propose to give a brief notice in the present communication, are contained in a friable sandstone (apparently formed of concreted blown sand), and they have a very recent appearance. The age of the deposit in which they are found is unknown, but it is probably quaternary.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Palaeontology

Received 24 March 1887. Read 31 March 1887.

A version of this paper was published in volume 42 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Preliminary note on the fossil remains of a Chelonian reptile, Ceratochelys sthenurus, from Lord Howe's Island, Australia'.

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PP/10/30
Earliest possible date
1887
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
10 pages
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Manuscript

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Thomas Henry Huxley

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Thomas Henry Huxley, Paper, 'Preliminary note on the fossil remains of a Chelonian reptile, Ceratochelys sthenurus [Meiolania], from Lord Howe's Island, Australia' by Thomas H [Henry] Huxley, 1887, PP/10/30, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_10_30/paper-preliminary-note-on-the-fossil-remains-of-a-chelonian-reptile-ceratochelys-sthenurus-meiolania-from-lord-howes-island-australia-by-thomas-h-henry-huxley, accessed on 26 February 2024

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