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Catalogue of the Osteological Portions of Specimens Contained in the Anatomical Museum of the University of Cambridge

William Clark

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PKEFACE.

THIS Catalogue records the Osteological Specimens in the possession of the University. I have also included in it some Birds and Mammals stuffed, and some Fishes and Reptiles in spirit, because I think that it may frequently be advantageous to students, for whom this collection is chiefly designed, to have an opportunity of comparing the external characters of any groups in which they may be interested with the osteo- logical. This is a plan which has been followed with success in several Continental Museums, especially in that of the University of Pavia.

As the

value of such a collection

as this

depends in

a

great measure on the accuracy with which the specimens are named, I have never appended a specific name without due authority for it, and have preferred, in doubtful cases, to append the generic name alone. Whenever I found a diffi- culty in determining a specimen from descriptions, I took it to the British Museum, for comparison with a series of great extent and of different ages. I take this opportunity of thanking Professor Owen and Mr Gerrard for their great kindness in devoting many hours of their valuable time to the identification of the specimens shown to them.

VI

PBEFACE.

A few remarks on the history of the Osteological Col- lection will not be inappropriate. It originated in the private Museum of Sir Busick Har- wood, Professor of Anatomy from 1785 to 1814, which the University purchased on his death. His specimens are not numerous, for his lectures were principally physiological. They are marked " Harwood collection." In 1830 the University purchased a considerable part of the Museum of Joshua Brookes, Esq. Of this the osteolo- gical specimens are marked " Brookes collection." In 1832 the collections were removed to the present buildings, and in 1836 the University purchased the whole of the valuable collection of Dr Macartney, Professor of Ana- tomy in Trinity College, Dublin. His specimens are marked " Macartney collection." In 1853 I purchased in Paris of M. Dumoutier, who had accompanied the naturalists MM. Quoy and Gaimard on board the French frigate Astrolabe, which was absent in the Antarctic Seas on a scientific expedition from 1826—1829, a number of specimens, chiefly of the Seal tribe, collected by himself. These are marked [French Exp.]. In 1856 I had the pleasure of increasing the Collection by adding to it the osteological collection of Professor Bell,

F.RS., etc., etc., by which every order of Vertebrata is more adequately represented, and especially that of the Keptiles, amongst which is that valuable collection he had formed for

the illustration of

his work on the " Testudinata." His spe-

cimens are marked " Bell collection." During the last two years the Collection has been entirely rearranged, the specimens already forming part of it cleaned, and in many cases rearticulated, numerous additions made, and the whole disposed in such a manner as to render it as

PKEPACE.

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accessible as our limited space will allow, for purposes of study. This it is hoped will be further facilitated by the

publication of the Catalogue, which will also serve as a guide to persons desirous of adding to the collection by their own exertions or by purchase. It is worthy of remark, that as long as the very limited collection was deposited in the small dark room opposite Queens' College, where it remained till 1832, there was little inducement for either the Professor or

any one else to

add to it, as the specimens could not be ex-

hibited. From the time of its removal to the present build-

ing until now it has steadily increased in the way above

recorded, and by private donations. Now, however, a time has come when the old state of things is renewed, upon a larger scale it is true, and in a way less likely to attract notice, but still equally pernicious to the interests of Science. The space has become so inadequate that no further additions can be made, nor can several large skeletons, at present stowed

in boxes, be

exhibited at all.

The University, for instance,

possesses at the present time a Whale, purchased by sub- scription in 1850, an Eland, a Zebu Bull, a Red Deer,

and a large species of Delphinus, not to mention a vast number of separate bones and smaller skeletons, which

cannot be displayed even in fragments.

Nor, supposing

us willing to forego the display of these, and the acqui-

sition

of desiderata

to

fill

up

the

lacunce in

the collec-

tion (for many orders, especially the Fish, are very inade- quately represented), should we be blind to the fact that the Museum is now so crowded that it is difficult to have access to the skeletons; and that those persons who proceed to their degree in the Natural Sciences Tripos are thereby dis- couraged, and acquire the barely requisite amount of know- ledge to enable them to satisfy the Examiners at second- hand from books, instead of from the actual specimens.

VUl

PREFACE.

I cannot let this opportunity pass without tendering my thanks to Dr Drosier of Caius College, for his great kindness in assisting me in my lectures, when prevented by ill health from delivering them myself, and for the very beautiful skeletons of Birds, articulated by himself with great skill, with which he has enriched the Museum. The Catalogue, has been made, under my direction, by my son, who has also arranged the Collection, and articulated most of the recent additions. It is hoped that the Catalogue of the Physiological Series of Specimens will shortly follow.

TKDMPINGTOK

STREET,

August,

1862.

WILLIAM CLAEK.

CATALOGUE

OSTEOLOGICA L

SPECIMENS ,

ETC .

[N.B . Th e arrangemen t her e adopted is tha t of Prof. VAN DBR HOEVBN,

as detailed in his Handbooh of Zoology: an d

th e numerals prefixed t o th e

Orders an d

Families, when ther e ar e specimens t o illustrat e them, ar e in thi s

Catalogue those prefixed t o th e same subdivisions in tha t work.]

CLASS

I .

FISHES .

(Pisces.)

Order III .

DBSMIOBEANCHH.

Family IV.

BATIDES.

Myliobatis.

.Genus Mylidbatis. CFVIBR. (Species uncertain)

  • 1. Teeth of one of th e jaws.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus

Raia.

Raia

bads. L.

Th e Skate .

  • 2 Skeleton.

.

Brookes collection.

 

Raia

clavata. L .

  • 3 of

.

Jaw s

a

female:

t o show th e lozenge-shaped

form

of th e

teet h i n a female.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clai-k.

Raia

chagrinea. MONTAGU. Th e Shagree n Ray .

 
  • 4 and teeth of a male.

.

Cranium

Harwood collection.

 

2

FISHES. Genu s Pristis.

LATHAM.

Pristis antiquorum.

LATH.

Th e Saw-fish .

5

.

Beak

of a very large specimen. Presented by Huddlestone Stokes, Esq.

6 .

Beak

of a specimen nearly equal i n size.

[Bell collection.]

 

Presented by Prof. Clark.

7 .

Beak

of a small specimen.

Macartney collection.

Beak

of a smaller specimen.

8 .

Macartney collection.

9 .

Beak of moderate

size, wanting several teeth . Presented by Prof. Clark.

Family V.

SELAOHII.

Genus Squatina.

DUMEBIL.

Squatina vidgaris.

Risso.

Th e Ange l Shark .

10.

Skeleton. Brookes collection.

11

.

Head, wit h th e branchial arches. Presented by Prof. Clark.

12 .

The cartilaginous cranium. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Squalus,

Squalus.

(Species uncertain.)

Shark.

13 .

Head.

Harwood collection.

14 .

Jaws, with th e teeth.

[Bell collection.]

 

Presented by Prof. Clark.

15.

Sixty-seven vertebrae, articulated naturally. Presented by Mr Woolner, gardener of Downing College.

16 .

Thirty-eight vertebrae, articulated naturally.

17

.

Sixty-nine vertebras, articulated naturally.

[Bell collection.]

 

Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

Selache.

Genus Selache. CUVIEK. (Species uncertain.)

18 .

Par t of th e back-bone of a large species: some of th e vertebr a

are divided

longitudinally t o show th e form of th e articular sur-

faces.

Presented by F . Thackeray, M.D. Emmanuel College.

19 .

One of the vertebrae of th e last specimen, divided transversely and macerated in order t o show th e radiated disposition of th e osseous matte r round th e centre.

FISHES.

3

Genus Carcharias.

CUVIER.

Oareharias.

(Species uncertain.)

  • 20. Jaws, with the teeth.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Order V.

CHONDEOSTEI.

Family VII.

STURIONES.

Genus Acipenser. LINNJEUS.

Acipenser stwrio. L.

The Sturgeon.

21.

Head, without the pectoral

fins.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

22.

Head, with the osseous belt and the pectoral

collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

fins.

[Bell

23.

The heterocercal tail, with its scutes, and the anal fin. [Bell

collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 24. A dermal scale of the back.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 25. The top of the head, formed by the expanded spines of the

occipital and parietal vertebras.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

Order VII.

LOPHOBBANCHII.

Family IX.

LOPHOBRANCHII.

Genus Pegasus. LINNAEUS.

Pegasus draconis. L.

The Sea Dragon.

  • 26. A dried specimen.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Syngnathus. LINNAEUS.

Syngnathus.

(Species uncertain.)

Pipe-fish.

  • 27. Five specimens preserved in spirit. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 28. A dried specimen, apparently of the same species as the above. Presented bv Prof. Clark.

•1

PISHES.

Genus Hippocampus. Hippocmipus hrevirostris. Cuv.

The Sea-horse.

  • 29. A specimen preserved in spirit.

Presented by W. Bayne, M.D. Trinity College.

  • 30. Another specimen, similarly .preserved.

    • 31. Skeleton. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 32. Presented by Prof. Clark.

A dried specimen.

  • 33. Presented by Prof. Clark.

A dried specimen.

Order VIII.

PECTOGNATHI.

Family X.

GYMNODONTES.

Genus Diodon.

LINN-EUS.

Urchin-fish.

Diodon hystrix.

L.

  • 34. Macartney collection,

A stuffed specimen.

Tetrodon.

Genus Tetrodon. LINNAEUS. (Species uncertain.)

  • 35. A stuffed specimen.

From the Indian Seas. Presented by. Huddlestone Stokes, Esq.

Family XL

SCLERODERMI.

Genus Ostracion. LINNAEUS.

Ostracion triqueter.

L.

Coffer-fish.

  • 36. The dermal skeleton. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 37. The same: from a young specimen. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 38. The same: still smaller. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Order IX.

MALACOPTERYGII.

 

Family XIII.

CYPRINOIDEI.

Genus Cyprinus.

Cyprinus carpio.

L.

The Carp.

  • 39. Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

 

PISHES.

5

Cyprinua bmma.

L.

The Bream.

  • 41. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Skeleton.

 

Family XVIII.

Esocn.

Genus Esox.

LINNAEUS.

Esox lucius.

L.

The Pike.

  • 42. Brookes collection.

Skeleton.

 

Genus Belone. CUVIER.

Belone vulgaris.

VALENC.

The Gar-fish or Sea-Pike.

  • 43. Head.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Exocoetus. LINNAEUS.

Flying-fish.

Exoccetus. {Species uncertain.)

  • 44. A specimen preserved in spirit.

Macartney collection.

Family XXVI. GADOIDEI. Genus Oadus. LINN.EUS.

Gadus morrhua,. L.

The Cod,

  • 45. Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

  • 46. Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

  • 47. Skeleton. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 48. Head, articulated according to the vertebral system of Prof.

Owen.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 49. Head, similarly arbiculated. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 50. The branchial arches, with the pharyngeal teeth.

[Bell col-

lection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 51. Five caudal vertebrae. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 52. Fifteen anterior vertebrse of the spinal column. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Family XXVII.

PLEURONECTVE.

Genus Hippoglossus. CTJVIER.

Hippoglossus vulgaris.

FLEM.

The Holibut.

  • 53. Skeleton.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

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FISHES.

 

Genug Platessa.

CUVIER.

 

Platessa vulgaris.

FLEM,

Th e Plaice .

55 .

Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

56

.

Head.

Presented b y Prof. Clark.

 

Order X .

ACANTHOPTERYGII.

 

Family XXXIII.

HALIBATEACHI.

Genus Lqphius.

LINNAEUS.

 

Lophkts piscatorim. L .

Th e Angler ;

Pishin g Prog ;

 

or Frog-fish .

57 .

Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

58 .

Bones of a skeleton complete, disarticulated. Presented b y Prof. Clark.

59

.

Head.

Macartney collection.

 

Family XXXIV.

BLENNIOIDEI.

Genus Anarrhichas.

LiNN-asus.

 

AnarrUchas lupus.

L .

Th e Wolf-fish.

Th e Sea-Wolf.

60

.

Head.

Harwood collection.

61

.

Head, dried.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

Family XXXV.

GOBIODEI.

Genus CaMonymus. LINNAEUS.

 
 

Cailionymm lyra. L .

Th e Gemmeous Dragonet .

62

.

Skeleton.

From M r

Clayton, Fishmonger, Cambridge. Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

Genus Cyclopterus. LINILECS.

 
 

Cydopterus lumpus. L .

Th e Lump-fish.

63

.

Skeleton.

From Cambridge Market. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Echeneis. LINNAEUS.

JScheneis remora. L .

Th e Sucking-fish .

FISHES.

7

Family XXXVIII.

SCOMBEROIDEI.

Genus Lepidopus.

GOUAN.

Lepidopus argyreus.

Ctrv.

The Scabbard-fish.

  • 65. Head, dried.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Xiphias.

IAWSMVS.

Xiphias gladius. L.

The Sword-fish.

  • 66. Head, with the pectoral fins. [Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 67. Head of a large specimen.

  • 68. Cranium and upper jaw.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Zeus.

LINN-SIUS.

Zeus/aber. L.

The Dory.

  • 69. Skeleton. Macartney collection.

  • 70. Head. Presented by Prof.' Clark.

Eques.

Family XLI.

SCLENOIDEI.

Genus Eques. BLOCH. (Species uncertain.)

  • 71. Cranium, with two dorsal vertebrae: there is a remarkable

swelling of the occiput.

Macartney collection.

Family XLIII.

ASPIDOPAREI.

Genus Trigla.

LINNACUS.

Trigla gwmardus. L.

The grey Gurnard.

  • 72. From Cowes, Isle of Wight. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Skeleton.

  • 73. Brookes collection.

Skeleton.

Family XLIV.

PERCOIDEI.

Genus Perca.

LINN-SJUS.

Percafluviatilis.

L.

The Perch.

8

REPTILES.

  • 75. Skeleton. Presented by H. J. H. Bond, M.D. Corpus Christi College.

  • 76. Portions of the bones of the head.

Do.

Perca lalrax. L.

The Basse, or Sea Perch.

  • 77. Skeleton.

Presented bv Prof. Clark.

CLASS II.

EEPTILES.

(Reptilia.)

Order II.

SAUROBATKACHI.

Family II.

PROTEOIDEA.

Genus Hypochthon. MERREM.

Hypochthon Laurentii.

MERB.

Proteus angxdnus.

AUCT.

  • 78. The animal preserved in spirit.

Presented by Rev. Adam Sedgwick, M.A., Woodwardian Pro- fessor of Geology.

Genus Menopoma. HARLAN.

Menopoma Alleghaniensis. HARL. ; formerly Abranchus

Alieg. HARL.

It is called Alligator, or Hell-bender

in America.

  • 79. Skeleton.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Order III.

BATRACHII.

 

Family IV.

BATRACHII.

Genus Pipa.

LAURENTI.

Pipa americana.

LAUR.

  • 80. The animal preserved in spirit.

Brookes collection.

Genus Rana.

Roma esaulenta.

Frog.

L.

The Edible

Frog.

The Green

  • 81. Skeleton from near Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Presented by G. E. Pagot, M.D. Caius College.

REPTILES.

9

 

Roma tempomria.

L .

Th e Common Frog .

 

82

.

Skeleton.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

83

.

Skeleton of a large variety from Scotland.

Taken i n a

marsh

 

on the Pentland Hills.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

Genus Hyla.

DUMEEIL and BIBEON.

 

Hyla viridis.

LAUB.

Th e Tree Frog .

 

84

.

Several specimens i n spirit.

From Palermo, Sicily.

 
 

Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Genus Bufo.

LAUEENTI.

 

Bufo vulgaris.

LAUK.

Th e Common Toad.

 

85

.

Skeleton. Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

86 .

Skeleton of a large variety from Jersey.

Brookes collection.

87 .

Stuffed

specimen of th e

same.

 

Presented by G. E . Paget , M.D. Caius College.

 

Bufo viridis.

LAUR.

Th e Natter-Jack , or Natter -

 

Jac k Toad.

88

.

Skeleton.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

Orde r

IV .

OPHIDII .

Famil y V .

VIPEKDJA.

LINSTJEUS.

Genu s Crotalus.

 

Crotalus horridus.

L.

Th e Rattle-Snake .

 

89

.

Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

90

.

Skeleton.

Macartney collection.

91

.

Head.

Harwood collection.

 

Genus Vipera. DAUDIN.

 

Vipera berus.

DAUD.

Th e Viper .

Th e Adder.

Th e

 

Aspic .

92

.

Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

93

.

Skeleton.

Macartney collection.

1 0

EEPTILES.

 

Genus Echidna.

MEREEM.

 
 

Echidna arittans.

MEKR.

Th e Puff

Adder.

 

94

.

Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

 

Family VI.

ELAPINA.

Genus Naia.

LAURENTI.

 

Naia tripudians.

MEEE .

Th e Cobra

d i

Capello, or

 

Hooded Snake .

95

.

The animal i n spirit.

 
 

Family IX .

COLUBEINA.

Genus Tropidonotus. KUHL.

 

Tropidonotus torquatus.

VA N DEB HOEVEN.

 

Coluber matrix. L. Snake .

Th e Ringe d Snake , or Common

96

.

Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

97

.

The animal i n spirit. Presented b y th e Master an d Fellows

of Trinity College.

98 .

Head.

Presented b y Professor Clark.

 
 

Family XI .

PYTHONINA.

Genus Boa. LINNJJUS. Boa (Species uncertain.)

 

99.

Head

of a small specimen;

ther e

ar e

n o

teet h

in th e pre -

maxillary bone.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

 
 

Genus Python.

DAUDIN.

Python

bivittatus.

KUHL.

  • 100. Skeleton.

The animal died i n Wombwell's menagerie. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 101. Skin of the same, dried.

Python (Species uncertain), called P. Apollinis i n Brookes' sale catalogue.

REPTILES.

1 1

Family XVI.

SCINCOIDEI.

Genus Cyclodus.

WAGLER.

Cydodus Boddaertii.

DUM. and BIBRON.

Lacerta scincoides. WHITE. The Common Seine of

New

Holland.

DAUDIN.

  • 103. Skeleton. [Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 104. A stuffed specimen. Brookes collection.

Family XVIII. LACERTINI.

Genus Varanus. MERREM.

Varanus

Niloticus.

DUM. and

BIBR.

The

large

Monitor.

  • 105. Skeleton.

[Bell collection.]

 

Varanus Bengalensis.

Presented by Prof. Clark. DUM. and BIBR.

  • 106. The animal in spirit. Presented by the Master and Fellows of Trinity College.

Family XIX.

IGUANOIDEI.

Genus Lophyrus,

DUMERIL.

Lophyrus tigrinus.

DUM. and BIBR.

  • 107. Brookes collection.

Stuffed specimen.

Genus Iguana.

DAUDIN.

Iguana

tuherculata.

LAUR.

  • 108. Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

Iguana nudicollis.

Cuv.

  • 109. The animal in spirit. Presented by the Master and Fellows of Trinity College.

Iguana

(Species uncertain.)

  • 110. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Skeleton.

[Bell collection.]

  • 111. From the Zoological Society's Garden. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Skeleton.

12

REPTILES.

Genus Draco.

Draco volans. L.

Flying Lizard, or Dragon.

  • 112. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Skeleton.

  • 113. [Bell collection.]

Skeleton.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 114. The animal in spirit.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Family XX.

CHAM^ELEONIDEI.

Genus Chamceleon.

AUCTORUM.

Chamceleon vulgaris.

Cuv.

  • 115. Macartney collection.

Skeleton.

  • 116. [Bell collection.]

Skeleton.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Family XXII.

CEOCODIMNI.

Genus Crocodilus. SCHNEIDEB.

Grocodilus sderops.

Cuv. Alligator, or Cayman.

  • 117. Skeleton. Macartney collection.

  • 118. Young skeleton. Brookes collection.

  • 119. Cranium and upper jaw of a large specimen. [Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 120. Young head. [Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

Crocodilus vulgaris.

the Nile.

Cuv. The Common

Crocodile of

  • 121. Young specimen in spirit.

Brookes collection.

  • 122. Head.

Prom the Museum of J. P. Delafons, Esq. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 123. Head, articulated according to the vertebral system of Prof. Owen.

Grocodilus biporcatus. Cuv.

  • 124. Presented by Mr Lichfield, Cambridge.

Head.

 
  • 125. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Head.

[Bell collection.]

  • 126. From

Young

head.

Rive

Matabanga,

Kishnagur.

[Bell

collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

REPTILES.

1 3

 

CrocodUus acutus.

GEOFFROY S T HILAIKE.

 

127 .

Young

skeleton.

Brookes collection.

128 .

Young

head.

Brookes collection.

129 .

Head. The lower ja w has been injured during life, and an

attemp t made to repair it .

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

CrocodUus Gangeticus. GMELIN.

Th e Gavial ,

or more

 

properly "Gahrial." of th e Ganges.

Th e Narrow-beake d Crocodile

130

.

Head, with th e natura l covering. Px'esented t o th e Fitzwilliam

Museum by th e Rev. H . A .

 

Bishop of S t Catharine's College, and transferred thence

131

.

Head.

in 1855 by order of th e Vice-Chancellor. Brookes collection.

132

.

Young head.

head.

[Bell collection.]

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

133 .

Young

Presented by Prof. Clark.

134 .

The nose.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by

Prof. Clark.

135 .

Young specimen, stuffed. Presented by M r Haslop, Cambridge.

CrocodUus (Species uncertain.)

136 . Head, wanting th e intermaxillary bones, and th e lower jaw .

[French Exp.]

From th e Woody Islands, Borneo. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Order VI .

CHELONII.

Family XXIII . CHELONII.

 

Genus Trionyx.

GEOFFROY ST HILAIRE.

Mu d Tortoises.

Trionyx

labiatus.

BELL.

137

.

Skeleton.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

Trionyx Gangeticus. Cuv.

 

138

.

Young skeleton.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

Trionyx (Species uncertain.)

139 .

The carapace.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

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REPTILES.

 

Genus Emyda.

GRAY.

 
 

Emyda punctata.

GRAY.

140

.

Skeleton. [Bell collection.] Presente d

b y Prof. Clark .

 

Genus Emys.

BROGNIABT.

Th e Terrapin .

 
 

Emys tecta.

BELL.

 

141

.

Th e shell.

[Bell collection.]

Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

 

Emys picta.

SCHWEIGGER.

142

.

Th e animal i n it s shell, dried.

[Bell collection.] Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

 

Emys

rugosa.

GRAY.

143

.

Skeleton .

[Bell collection.]

Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

 

Genus Hydraspis.

BELL.

 
 

Hydraspis

(Species uncertain.)

 

144

.

 

Skeleton.

[Bell collection.]

Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

 

Genus Emysaura.

DUMERIL and BIBRON.

 
 

Emysaura

serpentina.

145 .

 

Skeleton.

(Bell collection.)

DUM. an d BIBR. Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

 

Genus Cinosternum.

SPIX.

   
 

Cinosternum

scorpioides.

GRAY.

Th e

Pensylvania n

Box Terrapin .

 

146

.

Skeleton .

[Bell collection.]

Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

 

Genus Cistudo.

FLEMING.

 
 

Gistudo Carolinensis.

GRAY.

Th e Bo x Terrapin .

147

.

Shell.

[Bell collection.]

Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

148

.

Shell.

do .

do

.

149

.

Shell.

do .

do

.

 

Cistudo Amboinensis.

150 .

 

Skeleton.

GRAY. Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

[Bell collection.]

REPTILES.

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Genus Testudo. BROONIART. Tesludo grceca. L.

Land

Tortoises.

  • 151. Brookes collection.

Skeleton.

  • 152. [Bell collection.]

Shell.

153.

Shell.

do.

154.

Shell.

do.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

do.

do.

  • 155. Macartney collection.

Shell, imperfect.

Testudo indica.

GRAY.

  • 156. Brookes collection.

Skeleton.

  • 157. Skeleton, with the sternum thrown back in order to display

the internal arrangement of the bones.

Testudo carbonaria.

SPIX.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 158. Skeleton, imperfect. shield.

It shows the composition of the dorsal

  • 159. Skeleton, in its shell. The bones of the legs, head, and neck are covered with their natural integuments, dried. [Bell col- lection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 160. Carapace, or dorsal shield.

  • 161. Plastron, or sternal shield.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

Testudo actinodes.

BELL.

The Stellated

Tortoise.

  • 162. Skeleton, imperfect in parts. The carapace appears to have been injured on the vertebral scutes, some of which have been

removed.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Testudo pardalis.

BELL.

  • 163. [Bell collection.]

Skeleton.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Testudo (Species uncertain.)

  • 164. [Bell collection.]

Head.

  • 165. do.

Head.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

do.

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REPTILES. Genu s Chelonia.

BROGNIART.

Ghelonia imlrkata.

SCHW.

Th e Hawk's-bil l

Turtle .

166.

Skeleton.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 167. Shell, with it s scales, containing

a portion of th e skeleton.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Chelonia Mydas. SCHW. Th e Gree n Turtle .

168.

Skeleton.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 169. Head of a large specimen, with th e skin turned back on each

side t o show th e cavity of th e tympanum.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 170. Head of a large specimen.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 171. Head. [Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 173. Head, wanting th e lower jjawa Strait, and th e Gambier Islands.

. 1 j

[French Exp.l

From Torres

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 174. divided b y a section i n th e mid-plane. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Head,

  • 175. articulated according t o th e vertebral system of Prof. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Head,

Owen.

Chelonia caouanna.

SCHW.

Th e Logger-hea d Turtle .

  • 176. Head, wanting th e lower jaw.

[Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 177. Bones of the head, disarticulated. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Chelonia (Species uncertain.)

  • 178. Head, dried.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 179. The radius, ulna, carpus, metacarpal bones, and two plialangeal

bones, of th e left side :

from a large

specimen.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 180. The same, with three phalangeal bones, of th e righ t side, from

the same specimen.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

BIRDS.

I f

Genus Sphargis.

MERREM.

Sphargis coriacea.

GRAY.

Th e Luth .

Sphargis mercurialis.

MEEE.

  • 181. Head. [Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 182. Left anterior extremity of a large specimen.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 183. Fingers of th e left anterior extremity of a smaller specimen.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

CLASS

III .

BIRDS .

(Aves.)

Order I .

NATATORES.

Family I .

BREVIPENNES.

Genus Aptenodytes. CUVIER.

184.

Aptenodytes patagonica.

FORSTEK.

Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

Th e Penguin .

Genus Alca. LINKXUS.

Mca torda.

L.

Th e Razor-Bill .

 
  • 185. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A . Trin. Coll.

Head.

  • 186. do.

Head .

do.

  • 187. Head reversed, t o show th e inferior surface. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A. Trin.

Coll.

Genus Mormon.

ILLIOER.

Mormon fratercula.

TEMM.

Th e Puffin.

  • 188. Skeleton.

Macartney collection.

  • 189. Head. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A . Trin. Coll.

  • 190. Head reversed, t o show th e inferior surface. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A. Trin.

Coll.

  • 191. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

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BIBDS.

 

Genu s Uria.

BMSSON.

Uria Troih.

LATH

,

Th e Foolis h Guillemot.

  • 192. Skeleton.

Macartney collection.

193

.

Head. Presented by J . W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

 

194 .

Head reversed, t o show th e inferior

surface.

Presented by J . W. Clark, M.A.

Trin. Coll.

195.

Sternum, with th e coracoid bones, and clavicle. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A.

Trin. Coll.

Ui-ia BriinnichH.

SABINE.

Brunnich's

Guillemot.

196.

Skeleton.

Th e bird wa s taken by M r Dunn , Naturalist , of

 

Stromness i n Orkney, on th e Nort h

Coast of Iceland,

i n th e

summer of 1860.

Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Uria GrylU. LATH .

Th e Blac k

Guillemot.

  • 197. Head. Presented by J . W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

  • 198. Head reversed, t o show th e inferior

surface.

Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A.

Trin. Coll.

199.

Sternum, clavicle, coracoid bones, and scapulae. Presented by J . W. Clark, M.A.

Trin. Coll.

200 .

201.

Uria lacrymans.

TEMM.

Th e Bridled Guillemot.

Head.

[

e.J

Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, an d scapulae.

From th e

Kalbaksfiord, Faro Islands. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A. Tri a Coll.

Genu s Colytribus.

LATHAM.

Golymbus septentrional^.

L .

Th e Red-throate d Diver .

  • 202. Young skeleton. Presented b y W . H . Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

203 .

204 .

Colymbus arcticus. L.

Th e

Black-throate d

Diver .

Head.

)

Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle,

and scapulse.J

Presented by W . H . Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

BIRDS.

19

glatiaiis. L. or Ring-necked Loon.

The Great Northern Diver,

  • 205. Skeleton of a bird of the second year. Presented by W. H. Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

Colymbus (Species uncertain.)

  • 206. Body, with the femora and tibiae.

Macartney collection.

Genus Podiceps. LATHAM.

Podiceps cristatus.

LATH.

The Crested Grebe.

  • 207. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae, of the female.

Presented by Mr Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

Podiceps minor.

GMEL.

The Dabchick.

  • 208. Head.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Podiceps (Species uncertain.)

  • 209. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Sternum.

Family II.

Genus Mergus.

serrator. L.

The Red-breasted Goosander.

  • 210. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Skeleton.

  • 211. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae, of the male, with the trachea from the mouth to its bifurcation. Presented by Mr Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

Mergus Merganser. L.

The Buff-breasted Goosander.

  • 212. Sternum.

Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Genus Oidemia. FLEMING.

Oidemia nigra.

PLEM.

The Slack

Scoter.

  • 213. Skeleton. Presented by W. H. Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

  • 214. Head of an old male.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

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BIRDS.

Oidemia fusca. FLEM. The Velvet Scoter.

  • 215. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae. Presented by Mr Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

Genus Somateria. LEACH.

 

Somateria mollissima. LEACH.

The Eider Duck.

  • 216. Head.

 

rum

-IT

•,

-i

i

.

c

r

From Strom-

  • 217. Head reversed, to show the inferior

surface.)

 

ness, Orkney.

Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Genus Clangula. FLEMING.

Clangula

Duck.

chrysopthalma.

STEPH.

The

Golden-eyed

  • 218. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae, of the male, with the trachea, showing its two expansions. Presented by Mr Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

  • 219. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae of a male. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Fuligula. STEPHENS.

Fuligula Marila.

STEPH.

The Scaup

Duck.

  • 220. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae.

Presented by Mr Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

  • 221. Head. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Nyroea. FLEMING.

Nyroca ferina.

FLEM.

The Common

Pochard.

  • 222. Head.

I

  • 223. Head reversed, to show the inferior surface.) Presented by Prof. Clark.

224.

225.

Genus Anas.

LINNAEUS.

Anas boschas. L.

The Wild Duck.

Skeleton.

Head.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

|

  • 226. Head reversed, to show the inferior surface.) Presented by Prof. Clark.

BIRDS.

2 1

Anas, variety domestica. L .

227.

Sternum.

i

  • 228. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae.) Presented by Prof. Clark,

Anas arcuala.

CUVIER.

  • 229. Presented by Thos. Horsfield, M.D .

A stuffed specimen.

Genus Spatula.

BOIB.

Spatula dypeata.

BOIE.

Th e Blue-winge d

Shovel-Bill .

  • 230. stuffed. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Young male,

  • 231. Head. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Querqueduia. STEPHENS.

Querquedula crecca. STEPH.

Th e Teal .

  • 232. Skeleton. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 233. Head.

  • 234. Head reversed, to show th e inferior surface. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 235. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae. Presented by M r Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

Genus Tadorna. LEACH.

Tadorna vulpanser.

FLEM.

Th e Shie l Duck.

  • 236. Stuffed specimen of a male. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

  • 237. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae, of th e male. Presented by M r Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

  • 238. The same, of th e female. Presented by M r Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

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BIRDS.

Genus Mareea.

STEPHENS.

Mareca Fenelope.

SELBY.

The Widgeon.

  • 239. Head.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 240. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 241. Sternum.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Anser.

BRISSON.

Amer ferus.

STEPH.

The Grey Goose.

  • 242. Head. Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Anser, variety domesticus.

  • 243. Head. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 244. Head reversed, to show the inferior surface.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Bernicla. STEPHENS.

Bernkla Brenta.

STEPH.

The Brent Goose.

  • 245. Skeleton. Presented by W. H. Drosier, M.D. Cams College.

  • 246. Head, from Kirkwall, Orkney. Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Genus Ghencdopex.

STEPHENS.

Ghenalopex JZgyptiacus. STEPH.

The Egyptian Goose.

  • 247. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae. The bird -was taken near Thirsk, Yorkshire. Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Genus Cygnus. MEIJEK.

Cygnus olor.

GMEL.

The Swan.

  • 248. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Skeleton.

  • 249. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Skeleton.

BIKDS.

2 3

 

Cygnus ferns.

RAY. Th e Wil d Swan, or

Hooper.

250

.

Skeleton

.

Presente d b y

Prof. Clark .

251

.

Sternum , coracoid bones,

clavicle, an d scapulae, wit h

th e whole

 

of th e trache a from th e hyoid bone, which is attache d t o it , t o it s

bifurcation.

252

.

Head .

253

.

Righ t foot, dried .

254

.

Left foot, dried .

 

Th e

las t four

specimens ar e from a n individual take n a t th e

Laugavatn , Iceland .

Presente d b y J . W . Clark , M.A . Trin . Coll.

255

.

Sternum , coracoid bones, clavicle, an d scapulae. Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

256

.

Th e b°dy>

"with a section i n th e kee l

of th e sternum , t o show

 

th e curvatur e

of th e trachea .

Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

Cygnus {Species uncertain.)

 

257

.

Head .

Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

 

Family III .

STEGANOPODES.

Genus Pelecanus. ILLIGER.

 

Pelecwnus Onocrotalus. BRUCH.

Th e Pelican .

 

258

.

Skeleton .

Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

259

.

Head

, wit h th e crop distended .

[Bell collection.] Presente d b y Prof.

Clark .

260

.

Head , wantin g

th e righ t tympanic

an d pterygoid bones. Presente d b y Prof.

Clark .

261

.

Head , wantin g

bot h th e tympani c

an d pterygoid bones. Presente d b y Prof. Clark .

 

Genus Sula.

BRISSON.

Sula Bassana.

BRISS.

The Solan Goose, or Gannet.

262 .

Head.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

263.

Genus

Tachypetes.

VIEILLOT.

Tachypetes aquilus.

VIEILL.

Head.

Brookes collection.

The Frigate-Bird.

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BIRDS.

 

Genus Carbo,

LINNJEUS.

 
 

Carbo cristatus.

 

TEMM.

 

Th e

Skart ,

 

or

Green

Cor-

 

morant .

264

.

Head .

1

265

.

Head .

I Fro m

Stromness,

266.

 

Hea d

reversed, t o show th e inferior surface.

J

•''

 

Presente d by

J .

W . Clark ,

M.A . Trin . Coll.

 

Carbo Africanus.

LATH.

 

267

.

A stuffed specimen.

Presente d

b y Thos. Horsfield, M.D .

 
 

Family IV .

LONOIPENNES.

 

Genus Rhyncops.

LINNAEUS.

 

Rhyncops

nigra.

 

L .

268

.

Head .

[Bell collection.]

 

Presente d by Prof. Clark .

 
 

Genus Sterna.

 

LINNAEUS.

 
 

Sterna Arctka.

 

TEMM.

 

Th e Arcti c

Tern .

 

269

.

Head

.

Fro m

Loch Shell, Lewis. Presente d by J .

W

.

Clark , M.A . Trin . Coll.

270

.

Head .

Fro m

Isl e of Staffa. Presente d by J

.

W

. Clark , M.A

. Trin . Coll.

271

.

Sternum , coracoid

bones, clavicle,

an d scapulse.

Fro m th e same

 

specimen.

Presente d

by J .

W .

Clark , M.A . Trin . Coll.

 
 

Genus Larus.

LINNAEUS.

 
 

Larus Marinus.

 

L .

Th e Greate r Black-backe d

 

Gull.

272

.

Skeleton.

Presente d

by Prof. Clark.

 

273

.

Head .

Fro m th e Isl e of Skye.

 
 

Presente d

by J .

W .

Clark , M.A . Trin . Coll.

 

Larus fuscus.

L .

Th e Lesse r Black-backe d

Gull .

274

.

Head .

275

.

Hea d reversed , t o show th

e inferio r surface-

 
 

Presente d

b

y

J .

W

.

Clark ,

M.A .

Trin . Coll.

BIRDS.

25

276.

277.

278.

279.

Larus tridactylus.

Head.

LATH.

The Kittiwake.

)

Head reversed, to show the inferior surface, j

Presented by J.

W.

Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Larus argentatus.

Baunr.

The Herring-Gull.

Head.

From Basta Voe, Yell, Shetland. Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Larus minutus.

PALL.

The Little Gull.

The trunk.

Presented by W. H. Drosier, M.D. Caius Coll.

Genus Lestris.

ILLIGER.

Lestris catarractes.

TEMM.

The Skua Gull.

280.

281.

Head reversed, to show the inferior surface. ) havn, Faro Islands.

From Thors-

Presented by J. "W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

282.

283.

Lestris Richardsonii.

SWAINS.

Richardson's Skua.

Head.

J

Head reversed, to show the inferior surface.

Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

284.

285.

Genus Puffinus. RAY.

Puffinus Anglorum.

RAY. The Manx Shearwater.

Head.

Head reversed, to show the inferior surface.

Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Genus Procettaria. LINNAEUS.

286.

Procettaria glacialis.

L.

The Northern Fulmar.

Head, from the South of Iceland. Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

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BIRDS.

Procellaria {Species uncertain.)

287

.

Head, from th e South Seas.

[French Exp. ] Presented b y Prof. Clark.

 

Genu s Thcdassidroma.

VIGOES.

 

Thalassidroma pelagica. VIGORS.

Th e Stor m Petrel .

288 .

Skeleton.

Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

289

.

Skeleton.

 

do .

 

Genus Diomedea. LINNJEITS.

 

Biomedea exulans.

L .

Th e AlbatrOSS.

290 .

Head, dried, 'with

th e natura l integuments. Harwood collection.

291 .

Head.

Harwood

collection.

 

292 .

Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

293 .

Head,

from

th

e

Malvina o r Falkland Islands. [French Exp.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

294 .

Head, from th e same locality.

[French Exp.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

295 .

Head,

wanting par t of th e base of th e skull. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Diomedea melanoplwys.

TEMM.

296 .

Head, from th e Falkland Islands.

[French Exp.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

Diomedea fuliginosa.

GMEL.

Th e Soot y AlbatrOSS.

297 .

Head.

[French Exp.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

Order II .

GRALLATORES.

Family V.

MACRODACTYLI.

 
 

Genus Fulica.

LINNAEUS.

 

Fulica atra.

L .

Th e Bal d Coot.

 

298 .

Head.

Presented by W. H . Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

299 .

Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae. Presented by W. H . Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

BIRDS. Genu s Gallinula.

BEISSON.

2 7

Gallinula chloropus.

LATH.

Th e Water-hen .

  • 300 Presented by Prof. Clark.

.

Skeleton.

 
  • 301 do .

.

Head .

Gallinula phosnicurus.

PENNANT.

  • 302 Presented by Thos. Horsfield, M.D.

.

A stuffed specimen.

 

Genus RaMus. LINNAEUS.

Rallus aquaticus.

L .

Th e Water-Kail .

  • 303 Presented by Prof. Clark.

.

Skeleton.

 
  • 304 .

Head.

do.

  • 305 Head reversed, t o show th e inferior surface.

.

Ditto.

 

Genus Ortygometra. LINNAEUS.

Orlygometra crex.

L .

Th e Corn-Crake.

  • 306 Head.

.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

 

Family VI.

LONGIROSTRES.

Genus Scolopax. LINMUS .

Scolopax rusticola. L .

Th e Woodcock.

  • 307 Head.

.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

 
  • 308 Head reversed, t o show th e inferior

.

 

surface. Presented b y Prof.

Clark.

Scolopax Gallinago. L .

Th e Common Snipe.

  • 309 Head.

.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

 
  • 310 Head reversed, t o show th e inferior

.

surface.

Presented b y Prof. Clark.

Scolopax Gallinula.

L.

Th e Jac k

Snipe,

  • 311. Head.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

28

BIRDS.

312.

Genus Limosa.

BBISSON.

Limosa melanura.

LEISL.

The Black-tailed Godwit.

Skeleton.

Presented by W. H. Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

Limosa rufa.

BBISS.

The Bar-tailed Godwit.

  • 313. Skeleton.

Presented by W. H. Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

  • 314. Bones of a skeleton, disarticulated. Presented by W. H. Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

  • 315. Head. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Totanus. BEOHSTEIN.

Totanus calidris. BECHST. The Redshank.

  • 316. Presented by W. H. Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

Skeleton.

  • 317. Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Head.

Totanus affinis.

HORSFIELD.

  • 318. Presented by Thos. Horsfield, M.D.

A stuffed specimen.

Genus Tringa.

BBISSON.

Tringa minuta. LEISL.

The Little Sandpiper.

  • 319. Skeleton. Presented by W. H. Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

320.

--.,

Tringa maritima.

Head.

TT

T

,

.

,

GMEL.

The Purple Sandpiper.

.,

.

.

[ From Iceland.

  • 321. Head reversed, to show the inferior surface.

Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Genus Calidris.

ILLIGER.

Calidris arenaria.

III . The Common

Sanderling.

  • 322. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulse. Presented by Mr Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

Genus Phalaropus.

BKISSON.

Phalaropus lobatus.

FLEM.

The Grey Phalarope.

  • 323. Head, from Iceland. Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

BIRDS.

29

Genus Numenius. MOEHRING.

Numenvus phceopus. LATH.

The Whimbrel.

  • 324. Skeleton. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 325. From Thorshavn.

Head.

Faro Islands.

Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

  • 326. Head reversed, to show the inferior surface.

From the same

locality.

Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

  • 327. A much smaller head. Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Family VII.

CITLTRIROSTRES.

Genus Platcdea. LINN.3)US.

Platalea leucomdia. L.

The White

Spoonbill.

  • 328. Skeleton. Presented by W. H. Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

  • 329. Head. [Bell collection.] Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Giconia. LINNAEUS.

Ciconia alba.

BRISS.

The White

Stork.

  • 330. Skeleton. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 331. Skeleton

of

a

male.

 

Presented by Mr Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

Ciconia (Species uncertain).

  • 332. Left humerus.

Harwood collection.

  • 333. Eight humerus.

Harwood collection.

334.

Sternum,

collection.

coracoid bones,

clavicle,

and scapulae.

Harwood

Giconia marabou.

TEMM.

The African

Adjutant.

  • 335. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Head.

Genus Ardea.

LINNAEUS.

Ardea cinerea. L.

The Heron.

  • 336. Presented by J. W. Clark, M.A. Trin. Coll.

Skeleton.

  • 337. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Head.

  • 338. do.

Head.

3 0

BIRDS.

Ardea purpurea. L. Th e Purpl e Heron .

  • 339. Presented by Thomas Horsfield, M.D .

The legs.

 

Ardea speciosa. HORSFIELD.

  • 340. Presented

A stuffed specimen.

by

Thos.

Horsfield,

M.D .

Ardea cinnamornea. GMEL.

  • 341. Presented by Thos. Horsfield, M.D.

A stuffed specimen.

Genus NYOTICORAX.

STEPHENS.

 

Nycticorax griseus.

STEPH.

Th e Grey Nigh t Heron .

  • 342. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae.

From a speci-

men shot near Malton, Yorkshire, May 26, 1857. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A . Trin. Coll.

Genus Grus.

LINNJEUS.

Grus Favonina.

PALL .

Th e Crested Crane.

  • 343. Skeleton.

Brookes collection.

  • 344. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Head .

Genus Phcenicopterus. LINIMUJS.

 

Phxenicopterus

antiquorum.

TEMM.

Th e Flamingo .

  • 345. From th e Zoological Society's Gardens. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Skeleton, imperfect.

  • 346. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A . Trin. Coll.

Head, dried.

Genus Hesmatopus.

LINNAEUS.

Hcematopus ostrahgus.

L.

Th e Oyster-catcher.

  • 347. Skeleton. Presented by W . H . Drosier, M.D. Caius College.

  • 348. Head.

From th e Faro Islands. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A. Trin . Coll.

  • 349. Head reversed, to show th e inferior surface. Presented by J . W . Clark, M.A . Trin. Coll.

  • 350. A much smaller head. From th e Isle of Skye.

BIRDS.

3 1

Genus Charadrius.

Charadrius morindlus.

L.

The Dotterel.

  • 351. Head. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 352. Head reversed, to show the inferior surface. Presented by Prof. Clark.

Charadrius pluvialis.

L.

The Golden Plover.

  • 353. Head.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Squatarola. CUVIER.

Squatarola cinerea. Cuv.

The Gray Plover.

  • 354. Sternum, coracoid bones, clavicle, and scapulae.

Presented by Mr Baker, Naturalist, Cambridge.

  • 355. Another specimen.

Presented by the same.

Genus (Edicnemus. TEMMISCK.

(Edicnemus crepitans. TEMM.

The Norfolk Plover.

  • 356. Skeleton.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Genus Vanellus. BRISSON.

Vanellus cristatus.

MEYER.

The Crested Lapwing.

  • 357. Head.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 358. Head reversed, to show the inferior surface. Presented by Prof. Clark.

  • 359. Head, with the eyes.

Presented by Prof. Clark.

Vanellus tricolor.

HORSFIELD.

  • 360. A stuffed specimen.

Presented by Thomas Horsfield, M.D.

Family IX.

OTIDINJE.

Bustards.

  • 361. Head, imperfect, of an unknown foreign species. Presented by Prof. Clark.

3 2

BIRDS.

Famil y X . Genu s Dromaius.

PROCERI.

VIEILLOT.

Dromaius novae Hollandice.

Ostrich, or Emeu .

LATH.

Th e Ne w Hollan d

362.

Skeleton,

imperfect i n the toes.

Macartney collection.

 

363

.

Skeleton.

[Bell collection.]

Presented by Prof. Clark.

364

.

Left

foot, dried.

Harwood collection.

 
 

The

following seven specimens were presented b y th e Cam-

bridge Philosophical Society, i n whose Museum th e skin of

th e

bird from which they were taken is preserved.

 

365

.

Right femur.

 

366.

Left femur.

367

.

Pelvis,

with th e outer surface of th e iliac

bone

on th e

left

 

side removed t o expose th e vertebrae which compose th e sacrum.

368

.

Sternum, with th e coracoid bones and scapulae.

 

369

.

The ten dorsal vertebrae.

 

370

.

The eighteen cervical vertebrae.

 

371

.

The ribs.

 
 

Genus Casuarius. LINKSUS.

 

Casuarius galeatus.

VIEILL .

Th e Asiati c Casuary.

 

372

.

Left foot, dried.

Harwood collection,

 

373

.

Left

foot,

dried.

do .