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machos on red cornelian of Greek execution, from the North-west; being, according to Colonel Cunningham, a copy of the celebrated statue by Phidias in the Parthenon.
Communications were received-—
1. From the Venerable Archdeacon Pratt, a memorandum showing the final result of his calculation regarding thejeffect of local attraction upon the operations of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India.
2. From Bzibu Gopee N éth Sein, an abstract of Meteorological Observations taken at the Surveyor General’s Office, in the months of January and February last.
3. From Captain H. G. Raverty, an account of Upper and Lower Suwat and the Kohistan to the source of the Suwat river, with an account of the tribes inhabiting those valleys.
41. From Babu Rajendra Lal Mitra, a note on some BactroBuddhist relics from Rawul Pindee.
Babu Bajendra Lal Mitra having read this paper,"'_;Mr. E. C. Bayley advanced some reasons which led him to differ from the author in his determination of an inscription upon one of the relics. The original paper and Mr. Bayley’s comments on it will appear in the Journal.
The Librarian submitted the usual monthly report.
The following are the accessions to the Library since the meeting held in
Annals of Indian Administration, Part 1 of Vol. VI. for March 1862:BY THE BENGAL GOVERNMENT.
Annual Report of progress and expenditure in the'_Public Works Department for 1860-61.—BY THE GOVERNMENT or INDIA.
The Proceedings of the Bethune Society for 1859-61.—-BY THE Soc1E'rY.
The Oriental Baptist for May 1862.—BY THE EDITOR.
The Calcutta Christian Observer for May 1862.—BY THE Enrron.
Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, Vol. IV. Part 7.—BY THE SOCIETY.
The Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London—Part 3 of 1860, and Part 2 of l86l.—BY THE sum.
Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society—Zo0logy, Vol. IV.— No. 16, Vol. V.—Nos. 17, 17,* 18, 19 and 20—-Botany, Vol. IV. No. 16, Vol. V.—Nos. 17 , 18, 19 and 20 with a supplement to Vol. IV. and two supplements to Vol. V.—BY THE sum.
List of the Linnean Society of London for 1860.—Bir THE sum.
Proceedings of the Geological Society of London, several parts from 1826 to 184.4..—BY THE SOCIETY.
The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, Vol. XVII. Part 4.—BY
Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Vol. V. Parts 1 and 2,Vol. VII. Parts 1, 2 and 4:.—BY THE sum.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. CL. Parts 1 and 2.—BY THE Socnarv.
List of the Fellows of the Royal Society to 30th November, 1860.——BY THE sum.
Memorie clella. Reale Accademia. Dclle Scienze di Torino, Serie Seconda—Tomo XIX.——BY THE Acumuy.
Bulletin de Pacadémie Imperiale des Sciences de St. Petersbourg, Tome II. Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 et dernier, Tome III. Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. and 5.—BY THE IMPERIAL ACADEMY.
Mémoires do L’Académie Imperiale (les Sciences de St. Petersbourg, VIIe. Serie, Tome III. Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.——BY THE sum.
J ahrbiicher der K. K. Central Anstalt fiir Meteorologie und Erdmagnetismus, VII. Band, J ahrgang 1855.—-BY THE ROYAL VIENNA Aoummy.
J ahrbuch der K. K. Geologischen Reichsanstnlt, Vol. XI. No. 2.—BY THE sum.
Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Academic der Wissenschaften—-Mathema.tisch—Naturwissenschaftliche Classe, XIX. Band; Philosophische——Historische Classe, XI. BaI1d.——BY THE sum.
Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften—Ma.thematisch——Naturwissenschaftliche Classe, XLII. Band Nos. 27, 28 and 29, XLIII. Band, Heft I. Abth., 1, Heft II. Abth. 1 and 2, Heft III. Abth. 1 and 2, Heft IV. Abth., 1, Heft V. Abth. 1 and 2; XLIV. Band, Heft I. Abth. 2, Heft II. Abth. 2; Philosophisch —Historische Classe, Band
I XXV. Heft 5, Band XXVI. Heft 1 and 3, Band XXVII. Heft 1, 2, 3 and 4.
—-BY THE sum.
Almanach der K. Academic der Wissenschaften, Vol. XI. for 1861.—BY THE sum.
Arc-hiv fur Kunde osterreichischer Geschichts-Quel1e11—Band XXV. 1 and2 Hiilfte—Band XXVI. 1 and 2 Hiilfie, and Band XXVII. 1 Iléilftc.
Uber den Ursprung der Meteorsteine, Von P. A. Kesselmeyer—F1-¢mkfort A. M. l860.—BY THE AUTHOR.
Monatsberichte der Koniglichen Preuss-Akademie der Wissenschaften Zu Berlin for 1860.—BY THE BERLIN ACADEMY.
_Register fill‘ die Monatsberichte der Koniglichen Preuss-Akademie cler Wissonschaften Zu Berlin Vom J ahre 1836 bis l858.—BY THE SAME.
Ahdhandlungen der Koniglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften Zu Berlin for 1860.—BY THE SAME.
The Journal of Sacred Literature and Biblical Record, edited by B. Harris Cowper, Vol. I. No. 1, New Series.—BY THE EDITOR.
Journal Asiatique, Cinqniéme Serie, Tome XIX. N o. 73.——BY THE PARIS Soc1ETY.
Proceedings of the Royal Society, Vol. XI. No. 48.—BY THE S0oIETY.
Bijdragen tot de Taal-Land-En Volkenkunde van Nederlandsch Indie, Vierde Deel, 41o Stuk.—BY THE AMSTERDAM INSTITUTION.
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XIX. Part 3.—-BY THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY. '
Journal of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India, Vol. XII. Part 2.—BY THE S0cIETY.
A Collection of Treaties, Engagements and Sunnuds, relating to India and neighbouring countries, Vol. I. containing the Treaties, 860., relating to Bengal, Burmah, and the Eastern Archipelago.—BY THE GQVERNMENT or INDIAMemoirs of the Geological Survey of India—Palzeontologia. Indica, Vol. II. Part 1.,~—-The fossil Flora of the Rajmehal Series.-—BY THE BENGAL GQVEENMENT.
Sketch of the Flora of the country passed through by the expeditionary force under Brigadier-General Chamberlain in April and May 1860, with a Map, 2 c0pies.—BY THE GOVERNMENT or INDIA.
Vividhértha Sangraha, Vol. VII. No. 80.—BY THE EDITOR.
Selections from the Records of the Government of India, Military De-. partment, No. 3, containing Report on the extent and nature of the Sanitary Establishments -for European Troops in India.—BY THE GOVERNMENT or INDIA.
The Athenwum for March, 1862.
The Philosophical Magazine, Vol. XXII. No. 150, Supplementary N0., and Vol. XXIII. N0. 1541 for April, 1862.
The Calcutta Review for December, 1861.
Zoological Sketches, By Joseph Wolf, Second Series, Parts 1 and 2.
The American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. XXXIII. No. 98.
Numismatic Chronicle No. 5 for March 1862.
Westminster Review for April, 1862.
The Literary Gazette, Nos. 195 to 198.
Natural History Review for April, 1862.
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Third Series, Vol. IX, No. 52.
Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Nos. 1 and 2 for 1862.
Revue des Deux Mondes, Tome XXXVIII. for 15th March and 1st April, 1862.
Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Seances de l’Academie des Sciences, Tome LIV. Nos. 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Mah='1bhéshya——Edited by Dr. J. R. Ballantyne, Vol. I.
Christianity contrasted with Hindu Philosophy—By Dr. J. R. Ballantyne.
Lectures on the Science of Language delivered at the Royal Institution—By Prof. Max Miiller.
4th June, 1862. LA'r.eoPA'I. Durr.
During the long interval that has elapsed since the publication of my last report, the Society's collection of Vertebrate has been largely increased, and we have been favoured with numerous valuable donations.
1. From Col. A. P. Phayre, Chief Commissioner of British Burma, a large collection principally of bird-skins, collected mostly in the Tonghoo district of the valley of the Sitang and on the route thither across the hills from that of the Irawadi, in 1860. Also some specimens of mammalia, which are as follow.
Vrvnnm. MEGASPILA, nobis, n. s. (or distinguishable race). Flat skins from vicinity of Prome. There are four recognisable races of Asiatic Civet, all of which differ from the African V. orvnrra, L., in the erectile mane commencing between the shoulders instead‘ of between the ears. Three of them are of the same large size as the African species, the fourth being (so far as I have seen) constantly much smaller. One, V. zrnrrrrra, L., is well known from Bufi'on’s figure, and‘ is at once distinguished from all the others by the comparative indistinctness of its body-markings. It is common in Bengal, Nepal, Asam, Sylhet, Arakan, Siam, Southern China, and was obtained by the late Dr. Cantor in the Malayan peninsula, being noted by him from Pinang and Singapore. A second race, V. CIVETTINA, nobis, inhabiting Southern Malabar, quite resembles V. CIVETTA, except in the particular of the mane. Athird race, V. MEGASPILA, nobis,has been confounded with V. TANGGALUNGA‘, Gray, but is as large as the preceding, and has the spots fewer and much larger, and entire for the most part (or shewing little tendency to group into ocelli) ; and on the sides they tend less to unite into vertical bands or stripes than in V. CIVETTA and V. CIVETTINA. Such are the specimens from Promo; and I think that the late Dr. Cantor possessed a similar one from Pinang (which he referred to V. TANGGALUNGA); while a third (stated to be Sumétran,) was assigned to V. ZIBETHA in Waterhouse’s Catalogue of the Zoological Society’s late museum.* V. TANGGALUNGA, Gray, is always smaller (so far as I have seen), with much smaller and more numerous spots grouping more or less into Ocelli; a comparatively broad black dorsal stripe, and tail somewhat peculiar in its marking. This race inhabits the Malayan peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Celebes, Amboyna, and the Philippines (from which last locality I have seen examples). All are very closely akin; but as races are easily enough distinguishable, and they do not appear to grade into each other ; being about equivalent to those of Mamas FLAVIGULA noticed in J. A. S. XXVI, 316.1"
Hnmorrs OBIENTALIS, Horsfield. Skin from Prome; and skeleton and stuifed skin of examples procured at Rangoon, in which locality 1 have observed the species wild._*,j Referring to the figure of H. ORIENTALIS, (Horsf.), in the Zool. Res. in Jciva, I cannot perceive in what respect the H. NIPALENSIS differs ; nor can I learn in what the H. MOSCIIATA, Gray, of China, also differs. H. ORIENTALIS, (Horsf.), would seen to be the animal with somewhat abraded fur. The Society’s museum contains fine examples from Sylhet and Arakan.
Scmnus BICOLOR, Sparrman; Sc. zsnnnuenvnus, F. Cuv. (Kera-ud1'em'i,Lesson); and SC. PHAYBEI, nobis. The second belongs to Arakan
* Vide J. A. S. XVII, 1842, p. 344.
1' Martes Gwatkinsii, C. H. Smith, from Mésuri, would seem to be merely M. FLAVIGULA in summer vesture (vide P. Z. “S. 1858, p. 516) ; but the Nilgiri race is, I believe, permanently black on all the upper parts. I find MARTES FLAVIGULA cited from the valley of the Amfir. '
I Syn. Melogale personata, Is. Gcofi'., Bc1anger’s Voy. ; procured near Rungoon.