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Volume 39, 1906
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Paper.—1. “On the Occurrence of Geonemertes in the North Island,”

“During 1905 I found forty-one specimens of Geonemertes novœzealandiœ in the district of Tokonui, Southland; all agreed with Dr. Dendy's de cription, and had four dark stripes down the back. But in the Stratford district, Taranaki, during a period of eight months, I managed to collect twenty-eight specimens, of which twenty-seven differ from the South Island form in having only two stripes, corresponding to the broad stripes of the southern form, no sign, of the two narrow stripes being present. They range from ½ in. to 1 ½ in. in length. At Feilding I found three other specimens of the same. These North Island forms may represent a distinct species. One of the Stratford specimens differs still more from the typical New Zealand species. It is of a uniform reddish-brown colour above, dirty-grey below, and has no sign of stripes. It is more robust, and attains a length of 2 ¼ in. Its colour resembles, when at rest on log, the small earthworms so plentifully found in decaying wood. I suggest the name G. marshalli for this very distinct species.”

2. “The Reverend Samuel Marsden and the Early New-Zealand Mission: Part III,” by Dr. Hocken.