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Caption: Genus: Not known; Taxon: Not known; Locality: Van Diemens Land Tasmania. Microscope slide from the Sir Joseph D. Hooker Collection, BGS.
Description: While exploring onboard H.M.S Erebus, Hooker also made botanical collections. Here is a specimen of modern wood collected from the Macquarie Plains of Tasmania in 1840. Note how Hooker uses the term V.D. Land, an abbreviation of Van Diemen's Land, the old name for Tasmania. Age: Recent.
Copyright statement: NERC
Additional information: From Collection F: Slides made by Charles M. Topping. Charles M. Topping (1800-1874) was another professional slide maker active from late 1830s. His slides commonly show 2 or 3 specimens mounted on a single slide. Slides from the Voyage of H.M.S. Erebus, 1839-1843.
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Collection ID number: Palaeosaurus ID: PF 7542


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