Reference numberAP/37/7
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Brief sketch of the anatomy of a new genus of pelagic Gasteropoda [sic] named Jasonilla' by John Denis MacDonald
Date10 December 1854
DescriptionMacDonald describes a genus of pelagic Gastropoda, characterised, like Macgillivraya and Cheletropis, by the presence of ciliated cephalic appendages, but having a transparent, cartilaginous and symmetrical shell. MacDonald has seen one species, found between Port Jackson and the Isle of Pines [Australia].

Annotations in pencil throughout. Followed by one page of figures.

Subject: Zoology

Read 30 March 1855. Communicated by Sir William Burnett.

Written by MacDonald at Sydney Harbour [Australia].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 7 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Brief sketch of the anatomy of a new genus of pelagic gasteropoda, named Jasonilla'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1854.0084
Related records in the catalogueRR/3/191
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3682Macdonald; Sir; John Denis (1826 - 1908)1826 - 1908
NA7556Burnett; Sir; William (1779 - 1861)1779 - 1861
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