1. “On Neobalæna marginata,” by Dr. Hector.
A beautifully-prepared skeleton (recently obtained at Ohariu) was set up in the lecture hall for the inspection of members. This whale is chiefly interesting from its being a
pigmy representative in the South Seas of the great Mysticete or whalebone whale of the Arctic regions.
Dr. Hector also referred to having recently obtained a cow and newly-born calf of Kogia breviceps, the pigmy sperm whale of these seas. The anatomical details of these whales were reserved for a future communication.