Third Meeting. 10th July, 1883.
A. Montgomery, President, in the chair.
1. “On a Specimen of the Great Ribbon Fish (Regalecus argenteus, n. sp.), recently obtained at Moeraki, Otago,” by Professor Parker. (Transactions, p. 284.)
2. “On the Occurrence of the Spinous Shark (Echinorhinus spinosus) in New Zealand Waters,” by Professor Parker. (Transactions, p. 280.)
3. The following resolution was proposed by Mr. G. M. Thomson; seconded by Mr. Petrie, and carried unanimously:—“That, as a new Flora of New Zealand is now very much wanted, the members of this Institute would ask the Governors of the New Zealand Institute to request the Government to place a sum of money on the Estimates for bringing out a new edition of the Phanerogamia of the ‘Handbook of the New Zealand Flora.’”
4. The Secretary exhibited, and described, some recent additions to the museum, including the disarticulated skull of a calf with the cartilaginous parts preserved.