Reference numberPP/10/30
Previous numbersPP/42/30
TitlePaper, 'Preliminary note on the fossil remains of a Chelonian reptile, Ceratochelys sthenurus [Meiolania], from Lord Howe's Island, Australia' by Thomas H [Henry] Huxley
DescriptionHuxley 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'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1887.0047
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8243Huxley; Thomas Henry (1825 - 1895)1825 - 1895
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