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Calidea parentum, n. sp. C. suprà ochraceo-rubra, maculis 12 nigris, thoracis 4, prioribus minutis, scutelli 8, 5 basi :·:, 3 post medium :.', capite suprà (2 maculis rubris exceptis), pectore, abdominisque maculis lateralibus, pedibusque nitidis, nigro-violaceis. Long. lin. 87: lat thor. lin. 41. Hab. in Australiâ. In Mus. Brit. Another species is very strikingly marked; i call it,

Tectocoris Childreni. n. sp. T. luteo-fulva, thorace maculis 4, scutello 11, atris, subtùs nigrescenti. purpurea, pedibus viridibus. Long. lin. 81; lat. thor. lin. 54.

Hah, in Nepaliâ ?

Found in the valuable collection of insects bequeathed by Major-General Hardwicke to the British Museum, and named in honour of John George Children, Esq., late Secretary to the Royal Society, whose collection, books, and advice have been ever at my service.

Many other species I have described in the paper above alluded to; a rather hairy one from Sierra Leone, of a beautiful dark green colour, with six black spots on the thorax, and seven on the scutellum, with a dorsal line extending from the base to beyond the second pair of spots, I have named Calidea Morgani, after the chaplain of the colony at Sierra Leone, who, amongst many valuable insects sent to the national collection, has communicated a specimen of the remarkable Hymenopterous genus, Agaon of Dalman, as pointed out to me by Mr. Westwood.

In that paper I also characterized a genus of Coreide from Nepal, somewhat connected with Menenotus (Lap.), agreeing with it in the lateral dilatations of the thorax being bent forwards and upwards, but differing from both it and Cerbus in the proportions of the joints of the antenne, the basal joint being longest, the second, third, and fourth differing but little in length, the last slightly bent, and in the veining of the hemelytra. The femora, in both sexes, more or less thickened, and all the tibie, in both sexes of the typical species, dilated.

I name the genus, from the “winged” neck, Derepteryx; the first species being Der. Grayii, of a brown colour, the thorax rough with tubercles, while in the second-Der. Hardwickiithe tibiæ, in our specimen (a female) are simple, the thorax above being comparatively smooth. I have named the first species after John Edward Gray, Esq. F.R.S. whose uniform extreme kindness, and assistance in my scientific pursuits, I embrace this opportunity of gratefully acknowledging.

Another very flat genus, the precise locality of which, in the system, I have not yet ascertained, though it may be near Phytocoris, wants the ocelli, and is of an oblong elliptical form, the head being small and somewhat square, with a distinct neck behind the rather prominent eyes; the thorax is narrowest in front, gradually increasing in breadth behind, scutellum large, as is the coriaceous part of the hemelytra; legs long and fringed with hairs; antenne wanting in our specimen, all but the basal joint, which proceeds from a slightly projecting lobe on the upper side of the head; the beak is short, not reaching far beyond the first pair of legs: the species is 7 lines long, and may be characterized as follows.

Caliprepes Grayii. C. virescenti-luteus, thorace maculis 2 dorsalibus posticis triangularibus, scutello 2 basalibus, rubris: hemelytrorum parte coriaceâ, lineâ apicali transversâ, viridi,-membranaceâ, lineâ basali obscurâ. Hab. in Nepaliâ ? Coll. Mus. Brit.

Named in honour of George Robert Gray, Esq. late Secretary to the Entomological Society of London, whose works on insects, but especially on Orthoptera, must always rank among the most important Entomological publications of the present day.

Art. IV.-A Systematic Catalogue of the Fossil Plants of Britain.

By John Morris Esq.

(Continued from page 457).

NEUROPTERIDES, Göpp.

Frond simple, pinnate or bi-pinnate. Secondary veins issuing in numbers from the midrib, which does not extend to the apex of the pinnule ; or, all the veins are forked, and rise in a fan-shaped manner from the base of the pinnule; the midrib being scarcely apparent.

NEUROPTERIS, Brong. Frond pinnate or bi-pinnate. Pinna or pinnulæ cordate or subcordate at their base, rarely adnate or decurrent. Midrib thick, not extended to the apex, secondary veins numerous, slender, us lly forked and curved. Sori lanceolate, even, (with an indusium), arising from the veins of the apex of the pinnule, and often placed on the bifurcations.

* Pinna or pinnulæ cordate, rarely subcordate or truncate. Neurop. attenuata, Lindl. and Hutt. iii. tab. 174. Coal Measures, Newcastle.

smilacifolia, Sternb. part ii. pages 29, 33, part iv. page 16, excluding the synonyme of Scheuchzer; Göpp. page 191; Neuropt. acuminata, Brong. Prod. page 53; Hist. i. page 229, tab. 63, fig. 4; Lind. & Hutt. page 143, tab 51. Coal measures, Schmalkalden and Dickeberg, Germany; Felling, England.

cordata, Brong. Hist. i. page 229, tab. 64, fig. 5; Lind. and Hutt. page 119, tab. 41; Sternb. part v. and vi. page 60. Coal measures, Leebotwood, England; Alais and St. Etienne, France; Waldenburg.

Scheuchzeri, Hoffm. iv. page 151, fig. 1-4; Karst. Arch. xiii. tab. 2, page 27; Sternb. v. and vi.

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70.Phillites mineralis, Lluid,' page 12, tab. 5. *Osmunda, Scheuch. tab. 10, fig. 3. Coal measures, Osnabruck; Willekesbarre; England.

angustifolia, Brong. Hist. page 231, tab. 64, fig. 8, 4; Sternb. v. and vi.

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70. Coal measures, Bath; Willekesbarre ; Radnitz ; Waldenburg.

acutifolia, Brong. i. p. 231, tab. 64, fig. 6, 7; Sternb. v. and vi. tab. 19, fig. 4. Coal measures, Bath; Willeksbarre; Bohemia; Waldenburg.

Voltzii, Brong. Prod. page 54; Hist. page 232, tab. 67; Sternb. y. and vi.

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70. Grès bigarré, Strasburg. crenulata, Brong. Hist. i. page 234, tab. 64, fig. 2, (excluding synonymes); Sternb. v. and vi. page 71. Coal measures, Saarbrück.

macrophylla, Brong. Hist. i. page 235, tab. 65, fig. 1; Sternb. v. and vi. page 71. Coal measures, Dunkerton; Somerset.

Cistii, Brong. Prod. page 53; Hist. i. page 238, tab. 70, fig. 3. Coal measures, Willeksbarre.

Grangeri, Brong. Prod. page 53; Hist. i. page 237, tab. 68, fig. 1; Sternb. v. and vi. page 71.

Coal measures, Zanesville, U. States.

rotundifolia, Brong. Prod. page 51 ; Hist. i. page 238, tab. 70, fig. 1; Sternb. v. and vi. page 71 ; Göpp. tab. 1, fig. 6. Coal measures, Du Plessis, France. Alpine oolite, La Roche Macot; Col de Balme.

flexuosa, Sternb. part iv. page 16, part v. and vi. page 71; Brong. Hist. i. page 239, tab. 65, fig. 2, 3, tab. 68, fig.

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2. Osmunda gigantea, var. B, Sternb. part iii. page 36, tab. 32, fig. 2; Geol. Trans. 2nd series, vol. i. page 45, tab. 7, fig. 2. Coal measures, Axminster and Camerton, England; Saarbrück; France; Waldenburg, Silesia. Alpine oolite, La Roche Macot. (Culm), Deron.

gigantea, Sternb, part iv. page 16, part v. and vi. page 72; Brong. Prod. page 54; Hist. i. page 240, tab. 69; Lindl. and Hutt. page 145, tab. 52; Göpp. page 196.Coal measures, Silesia; Saarbrück, Bohemia; Newcastle, England. Alpine oolite, Servoz, Savoy.

tenuifolia, Sternb. part v. and vi. page 72; Brong. Hist. i. page 241, tab. 72, fig. 3; Göpp. page 197; Bronn,' i. tab. 7. fig. 4. Coal measures, Saarbruck; Silesia ; Newcastle, Alpine oolite, Petit-cour.

Loshii, Brong. Prod. page 53; Hist. page 242, tab. 73; Sternb. part v. and vi. page 72; Göpp. page 198. Lithosmunda minor, &c. Lluid. tab. 4, fig. 189. Coal measures, Newcastle, Lowmoor; Willekesbarre ; Silesia; Valenciennes ; Liège.

heterophylla, Sternb. part iv. page 17, part v. and vi. page 73; Brong. Prod. page 53; Hist. i. page 243, tab. 71, Neur. Loshii, Brong. Hist. i. tab. 72, fig. 1 ; ,Göpp. page 198. Coal measures, Charleroi ; Saarbruck.2

Brongniartii, Sternb. part v. and vi. page 73. Neur. heterophylla, Brong. Hist. i. tab. 72, fig. 2; Göpp. page 199. Coal measures, Charleroi ; Saarbrück.

Soretii, Brong. Hist. i. page 244, tab. 70, fig. 2; Sternb. part v. and vi. page 73. Coal measures, Newcastle. Alpine oolite, La Roche Macot, Tarentaise.

microphylla, Brong. Hist. i. page 245, tab. 74, fig. 6; Sternb. part v. and vi. page 73. Coal measures, Willekesbarre.

Gaillardoti, Brong. Hist. i. page 245, tab. 74, fig. 3; Sternb. part v. and vi. page 73; Göpp. page 200. Muschelkalk, Luneville.

Dufresnoyi, Brong. Hist. i. page 246, tab. 74, fig. 4, 5; Göpp. page 200. Otopteris Dufresnoyi, Lindl. and Hutt. ii. page 142. Red sandstone, Lodèves, France.

elegans, Brong. Hist. i. page 247, tab. 72, fig. 1, 2;

i Lethæa Geognostica. 2 The Neuropteris Loshii of Brong. Hist. tab. 72, fig. 1, has been placed as a synonym of Neur. heterophylla upon the authority of Prof. Göppert, although it appears to differ in decreasing much less rapidly than the latter, and the terminal portion is consequently not lanceolate, which Brongniart considers characteristic of Neur. heterophylla.

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Sternb. part v. and vi. page 73; Göpp. page 201. Red sandstone, Sulz-les-Bains.

plicata, Sternb. part iv. page 16, part v. and vi. tab. 19, fig. 1–3; Brong. Hist. i. page 248; Göpp. page 201.Coal measures, Bohemia; Silesia.

obovata, Sternb. part v. and vi. page 74, tab. 19, fig. 2; Brong. Hist. i. page 248; Göpp. page 202. Coal measures, Bohemia.

** Pinna or pinnulæ obtuse at the base, (never cordate).

Lindleyana, Sternb. part v. and vi, page 73; Göpp. page 202. Neur. Loshii, Lindl. and Hutt. i. page 139, tab. 49, excluding synonymes). Coal measures, Felling, England.

thymifolia, Sternb. part v. and vi. page 75; Göpp. page 203. Neur. Soretii, Lindl. and Hutt. i. page 14), tab. 50, (excluding synonyms). Coal measures, Felling.

*** Pinnæ or pinnulæ adnate, the lower ones sometimes decurrent.

oblongata, Sternb. part v. and vi. page 75, tab. 22, fig. 1; Brong. Hist. i. page 249; Göpp. page 203.

Coal measures, Poulton, Temsbury, Somerset.

decurrens, Sternb. part v. and vi. page 75, tab. 20, fig. 2; Brong. Hist. i. page 249; Göpp. page 203. Coal mea

sures.

conferta, Sternb. part v. and vi. page 75, tab. 22, fig. 5; Göpp. page 204. Coal measures, Bohemia; Silesia.

alpina, Sternb. part v. and vi. page 76, tab. 22, fig. 2; Göpp. page 204.

recentior, Lindl. and Hutt. i. page 195, tab. 68; Göpp. page 205 ; Sternb. part v. and vi. page 76. Oolite shale, Gristhorpe Bay.

ligata, Lindl. and Hutt. i. page 197, tab. 69; Sternb. part v. and vi. page 76. Pecopteris ligata, Phillips,' tab. 8, fig.14. Oolite shale, Gristhorpe Bay.

serrata, Sternb. part v. and vi. page 76. Odontopteris crenulata, Brong. Hist. i. page 254, tab. 78, fig. 2. Coal measures, Terasson, France.

lobifolia, Phillips, tab. 8, fig. 13; Göpp. page 206. Pecopteris lobifolia, Lindl. and Hutt. iii. tab. 179. Oolite shale, Haiburn, Yorkshire.

bistriata, Sternb. part v. and vi. page 76; Göpp. page 206, Maschau, Bohemia.

dickebergensis, Hoffm. Karst. Archiv. xiii. part 2, page

1 Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire, part 1, 1836.

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