Two papers on the vertebrata of the Lower Murray and Darling; and on snakes observed in the neighbourhood of Sydney.

Two papers on the vertebrata of the Lower Murray and Darling; and on snakes observed in the neighbourhood of Sydney. Gerard Krefft.
Two papers on the vertebrata of the Lower Murray and Darling; and on snakes observed in the neighbourhood of Sydney.

Sydney: Reading and Wellbank, Printers, 1865. Octavo, Modern binder's cloth with gilt title, very scarce.

The author's reprint with a separately published title page. Originally published in the Transactions of the Philosophical Society of New South Wales. Both Krefft papers are of great interest, the first paper particularly so as it gives an insight into the abundance and variety of animals in southern New South Wales before agriculture took hold. Krefft's account of the Pig-footed Bandicoot (Chaeropus ecaudatus) is the only substantial record of an animal that vanished almost immediately with European settlement.

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