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Volume 14, 1881
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“The Birds of Macquarrie Island,” by Professor Scott.


“On a new Species of Cotula,” by D. Petrie. (Transactions, p. 362).

The President in commenting on this paper observed that the new species (C. maniototo) seemed to him to furnish a striking example of degeneration of structure.


“On a new Method of preserving Cartilaginous Skeletons and other soft Animal Structures,” by Professor Parker. (Transactions, p. 258).

The paper was illustrated by skeletons of the Great Blue Shark (Carcharodon), Skate, etc., and intestine of skate, prepared by Mr. Jennings.