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ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. C. G. A. Augusta, Maine. The shrub from Schoodic River is Lonicera cærulea, or Mountain Fly-honeysuckle. The plant from Fox loland, Phippsburg, Maine, is Polygonatum latifolium, or Broad leaved Solomon's Seal.-J. L. R.

J. H. P., Portsmouth, N. H. – Your specimen is Coccoloba platyclados, a singular plant of the order of the Polygonums, or Kuot weeds, and lately much cultivated.



Geological Report of the Erploration of the Yellorrstone and Missouri Rivers. By F. V. Hayden. Svo, pp. 17+.' Maps. (Government Report) 1809.

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the year 1869. 8vo, pp. 26. Washington.
Scientific Opinion, London. December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Volcanoes and Earthquakes: a lecture by T. Sterry Hunt. New York, 1869. Svo, pp. 10,

Description of a New Species of Grapta, and Notes on G. interrogationis. By J. A. Lintner. 8vo, pp. 8. 1869.

Abhandlungen der Naturwissenschaftliche Verein zu Bremen. Bd. 2. Heft. 1.
Entomological Verein zu Stettin. 30 Jahr. Nos. 1-3. Jan. – Mch., 1869. 8vo.

From the Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien, Stockholm. Handlingar. 1861-7. 4to. -Ofrersigt, 185) his. Vols. 22-25. – Meteorologiska lakttagelser, 1861-6. 4to. - List of Jernbers, 1866-9. - Sketch of Geology of Spitzbergen, by A. E. Norden. Svo, plates and maps. - On some Fossils found in the tophyton Sandstone at Lugnas in Sweden, by J. G. 0. Limarssou, ovo.On the Eristence of Rocks containing Organic Hemains in fundamental Gneiss of Sueden. Bro. -Om Gullans nutida loitusker of G. Lindstrom. lotis, - Conspectus drtum Ticinarum, by Sudeval. Thierarten des Aristoteles, by Sundeval. - Hemipterà Africana, by C. Stal. Vols. 1-4. -- Lenad Steck ninger, etc. Bd. I, Hent, 1.

Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the year 1848. 8vo, pp. 671. Washington, 1849.

Notice of Neuc Mosasauroid Reptiles from the Greensand of Ner jersey; Description of a New and Giyantie Fossil Serpent from the Tertiary of New Jersey; Description of a New Species of Prolichiites from the Potsdam Sandstone of Nere l'ork. By 0. C. Marsh. 2 pamphlets, sro. [Extracted from American Journal of Science, 1869.) Le Naturaliste Canadien. Vol. ii. No. 1. Dec., 1869. Quebec.

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On the Nature of the Movements involved in the Changes of Lerel of Shore Lines. By N. S. Shuler. 8vo, pamph. pp. 11. [From Proceed. Bost. Soc. Nat. Hist.) 1868.

On the Proximate Composition of Sereral Parieties of American Maize. By W.0. Atwater, pp. 9. (Extracted from Amer. Journ. Sci. and Arts.) isc9.

Beast, Bird and fish, By B. G. Wilder. [From Harper's Magazine, 1869.]

Notice of the Crustacea collected by Professor C.F. Harit on the coast of Brazil in 1867, together with a List of the described species of Brazilian Podophthalmia. By SIDNEY I. SMITH. (From the Trans. Connecticut Acad. of Arts and Sciences. Vol. in.) Svo, pp. 42. Plate. Ioh.

Hindrances and llelps to the Advancement of Agriculture. By George Buckland. 8vo, pp. 52. Albany. New York State Agricultural Society. 1869.

Synopsis of Corals and Polyps of the North Pacific Exploring Erpedition. Part iv. Actinaria, with supplement and Geographical List. By A. E. Verrill. pp. 70. Plates. [Fron: Proceed. Essex lust. Vols v-vi. 1868-69.)

Notes on the Geology of Western Teras and of Chihuahua, Merico. By James P. Kimball. [From Amer. Journ. Sci., 1869.) pp. 11.

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Mammalia of Massachusetts. By J. A. Allen. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, No.8. pp. 143-253. 1869.

American Journal of Numismatics, Vol iv, No.8. Dec., 1869. New York.
The Chemical News, with American Supplement. Dec., 1809. Vol. v, No. 6.
The Annals of Iowa. October, 1809. Davenport. 8vo.

Report upon Deep-Sea Dredgings in the Gulf Stream, during the Third Cruise of the U.S.
Steamer Bibb, auidressed to Prof. B. Peirce, Supt. (vast Survey, by L. Agassiz. Bulletin of the
Museum of Comp. Zoology. No. 13. 8vo, pp. 383-350. Cambridge, 1869.

American Bee Journal. December,

Bulletin of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers. Vol. 1, No. 4. Oct., 1869. Boston. 8vo, pp. 397-419.

The Canadian Naturalist and Quarterly Journal of Science urith the Proceedings of the Natiral History Society of Montreal, Vol. iv, No. 3. Sept., 1869. Dawson & Bros. Montreal.

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356 H. M. BAXXISTER of Evanston, Ill.,

522 T. M. BREWER MD. of Boston, Mass.,

225 C. B. BRIGIIAM of Boston, Mass.,

131, 207, 373 H101). J. D. CATON of Ottawa, Ill.,

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128 Prof. CLELAND (copied from Popular Science Review, London), 586 J. G. COOPER, M.D. of San Francisco, Cal., 31, 73, 124, 182, 470, 294, 405 A. COOLIDGE, M.D. of Boston, Mass.,

288 Prof. E. D. Copy of Philadelphia, Pa.,

84 ELLIOT COUES, M.D., U. S. Army,

337, 600 WM. H. DALL of Washington, D. C.,

35, 236 E. DEXTER of West Barnstable, Mass.,

202 Prof. A. M. EDWARDS of New York, N. Y.,

313, 427, 561 WM. E. ENDICOTT of Canton, Mass.,

169 AUGI'STUS FOWLER of Danvers, Mass.,

8. 116, 422, 535 E. L. GREENE of Decatur, nl.,

5 Mrs. LUCIE L. HARTT of Ithaca, N. Y.,

257 Prof. F. V. HAYDEN of Philadelphia, Pa.,

113 W. J. HAYS of New York, N. Y.,

180 Prof. G. HINRICHS of Iowa City, Iowa,

299 J. G. HUNT, M.D. of Philadelphia, Pa.,

13 JOSEPH JONES, M.D. of New Orleans, La.,

57 JOHN L. LECONTE, M.D. of Philadelphia, Pa.,

307 Rev. SAMUEL LOCKWOOD of Key port, N. J.,

261 E. S. MORSE of Salem, Mass.,

21, 269, 530, 648 Prof. JAMES ORTON of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,

539 A. $. PACKARD, jr., M.D. of Salem,

364 GEORGE A. PERKINS, M.D. of Salem,

360 Rev. GEORGE E. Post of Palestine,

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617 ROBERT RIDGEWAY of Washington, D. C.,

309 IIENRY SHIMER, M.D. of Mt. Carroll, III.,

91 R. E. C. STEARNS of San Francisco, Cal., 1, 250, 281, 349, 397, 455 T. MARTIN TRIPPE of Orange, N. Y.,

291 Prof. A. E. VERRILL of New Haven, Conn.,

239 CHARLES A. WALKER of Chelsea, Mass.,

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651 WILLIAM Wood, M.D. of East Windsor Hill, Conn.,

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Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Scientific Opinion, London.

Nature, London.
Cosmos, Paris.


Accipitres. The Hawks, Falcon, and Eagles. Lepidosirens. A genus of the Batrachians Achromatic. Free from color,

closely allied to the fishes in some of their A mæboid. Like Amaba, an animal of a characteristics.

soit, jelly-like structure and no special. Lingula. A genus of the Brachiopods, or ized organs

Lamp Shells. Ambulacra. The narrow spineless zones. perforated by the fleshy suckers of the Marsupini (Gr. marsupion). Pertaining to Sea-urchius and Starfishes.

an order of Mammalia, which carry the Anadromous (Gr. amu, upwards; dromos, young in a pouch. course). Relating to the classes of lish Mesentery. A fold of the membrane linthat pass at certain seasons, from the sea ing the abdominal cavity, which suspends into the rivers.

and holds in place the small intestine. Apical. Relating to the apex or top. Véxas. Name given to the elevated plains Archeopteryx. A fossil reptile-like bird. west of the Rocky Mountains. Amnios. The membrane that surrounds Metatarsal Relating to the metatarsus, the factus in the womb.

or instep bones. Azotized. Impregnated with azote, nitro. Miocene. The second division of the Ter, gen.

tiary epoch.

Monotremata (Gr. monos, single; trema, a Cardiac. Relating to the heart.

hole). An order of Mammalia with a sin. Cecidomyian. Relating to a family (Cecido- gle orifice porteriorly into which the gen. myidae) of Diptera.

itals and intestine open. Carapace. Shell of turtles and other reptiles.

Vegundo. A genus of timber-trees, having Chlorophyl (Gr. chloros, green; phullon, a pinnated leaves and apetalous tlowers.

leat). The green matter in plants. Neural. Pertaining to a nerve. Chironectes (Gr. chir, hand; nectes, a Vullipore (nullos, none; porus, a pore). A

swimmer). The Yapock. A genus of genus of Corallines, or plants of a low marsupial animals with webbed feet. order, which cover themselves with a Columellar. Relating to the columella, or limy secretion. central axis of a shell.

Notochord. Chorda dorsalis of the embryo, Copepodą. An order of minute Crusta- usually replaced by the spinal column of ceans, or Crabs.

the adult. Coracoid. A large, flattened hone, passing from the shoulder-joint to the sternum. Odontoid. Resembling a tooth.

Operculum (Operio, to cover). The bones Dinosaurs (Gr. deinos, terrible; sauros, a which protect the gills of fishes. In MolLizard). An order of fossil reptiles. lusks the valve which closes the shell of

a snail. Foraminifera (Latin, foramen, a hole; fero, Ovoviviparous. Animals which hatch their

to carry). Perforaied shells secreted by young from an eye within the body, their an Ameba-like animal, and belonging to young being excluded alive. the Protozoa, or lowest branch of the animal kingdom.

Pseudova. False-eggs, as in the ovary of

the asexual Plant-lice. Gasteropoda. Mollusca, generally with a Phryganidan. Relating to the Phryganidæ.

single coiled shell and the creeping disc a family of insects containing species of or foot below, as in the snails.

Caduice-lies. Globigerina. A genus of Foraminifera. Picrotoxin (Gr. pikirs, bitter; toxikon, poi. Graptolites. Fossils of the Silurian period; son). The poisonous principle of an probably Jelly-fish, or Hydroids.

East Indian plant.

Plesiosaurians. Fossil reptiles of the Heterocercal. Fishes with the upper lobe Jurassic Period, with a long snake-like of the tail larger than the lower.

neck and short boat-like body. Hexapodous. Relating to an animal with Protoplasmic. Soft, structureless animal six feet.

matter, ench as the sarcode of Amoeba. Holothurin. A genus of the Echinoderms Proteus. A genus of Batrachians, or naked (Sea-cucumbers).

reptiles such as the frog and salamander, Hydrozoa. The, or Acalephs. or water newt. Lemurs. A genus of Quadrumana, or Mon- Ramus. A twig or branchlet. keys.

Rhizopods (Gr. riza, a root; pous, a foot). A

• No terms are explained here which can be found in the Glossary of Vols. I and II.. + The derivations and meaning of botanical names are fully given in Grav's Manual of Botany,

class of minute animals, including the Tibia. Large bone of the human leg, the Foraminifera.

shin bone.

Tracher. The air vessels of insects, serv. Sarcode. The jelly-like tissue of the Am- ing as lungs. @ba, sponges, etc.

Triton. A genus of Salamanders. Sertularian. Relating to Sertularia, a ge- Trochiform. Like the Trochus, a genus of nus of Jelly-fish (IIydroids).

marine Gasteropods; top-like.

Tubularia. A genus of jelly-fish (Hş. Tarsus. The heel and ankle bone.

droids). Teratology (Gr. terus, a monster; logos, a

discourse) A branch of science which Vascular. Containing blood vessels, or retreats of the monstrosities and malforma- lating to the circulatory system. tions of the animal and vegetable king- Visceral. Relating to the intestines and doms.

other organs of digestion.

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