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STUTCHBURY, SAMUEL, A.L.S., &c.
Description of a new fossil Avicula from the Lias Shale of So-
On the fall of a shower of Meteoric Stones at the Cape - 145
Zoological Notes on a few Species obtained from the South
Observations on the Rodentia, with a view to an arrangement
90, 184, 274, 593
On a great migration of Dragon-flies observed in Germany - 516
WETHERELL, NATHANIEL, F.G.S.
Notice of a species of Rotalia found attached to specimens of
White, Adam, M.E.S., &c.
Description of two new species of Beetles, belonging to the
WILLMOT, E. EARDLY.
WooD, SEARLES, V., F.G.S., &c.
On the species of the genus Lima occurring in the Crag - 233
Letter addressed to the Editor respecting the supposed Frontal
Remarks appended to Mr. Long's communication on the dis-
ARTICLES PUBLISHED WITH ASSUMED
Letter on the present state of the Hon. East India Company's
Agassiz, Prof. Louis.
Vindicatory Letter relating to the French Edition of Sowerby's
On the impressions of footsteps of Chirotherium in the Stourton
An Expedition of Discovery into the Interior of Africa, under
the auspices of Her Majesty's Government, and the Royal
MacLEAY, W. S.
Annulosa, contained in part 3 of Andrew Smith's Illustrations
Walker, Francis, F.L.S.
Note.—When a contributor's name is preceded by two asterisks, (**)
LIST of the SUPPLEMENTARY PLATES, with references to the descriptive Letter-press in the body of the Magazine.
PLATE I. Portrait on steel of William Smith, LL.D., in his 69th year;—the anthor of “Strata Identified,' and generally known as the 'Father of English Geology.' Page 213.
Lamia Boisduvalii, Hope; a new species from New Holland, in the cabinet of the Rev. F. W. Hope, F.R.S., Pres. Entomol. Soc. Page 230.
Fossil Shells of the genus Lima, from the Crag of Suffolk, in the cabinet of S. V. Wood, Esq., F.G.S., &ɔ. Page 233.
PLATE IV. Fossil remains of a species of Shark from the Lias of Lyme Regis, belonging to the extinct genus Hybodus, Agass., in ehe cabinet of Edmund Higgins, Esq. Page 242.
PLATES V. and VI.
Twc views of the Paper Nautilus (Argonauta), showing the manner in which the shell is embraced by the two membranous arms of the Poulp, as observed by Madame Jeannette Power and M. Rang. Pp. 529 and 530.
Fossil shells of the genus Bulla from the Crag, in the cabinet of Mr. S. V. Wood. Page 460.
PLATES VIII. and IX. Figures of some very remarkable unknown organic remains from the London Clay, in the cabinet of N. Wetherell, Esq., of Highgate. Pa. 496
Art. I. Observations upon the Fossil Jaws from the Oolitic Beds
at Stonesfield, named Didelphis Prevostii and Did. Bucklandii.
By M. A. VALENCIENNES. The fossil bones of very small vertebrated animals discovered in the colitic beds of calcareous schist at Stonesfield, have acquired great notoriety among geologists, in consequence of the opinion formed respecting them by M. Cuvier, upon a first inspection.
It will be remembered that upon examining the rather mutilated half jaw in the Oxford Museum, shown to him by Professor Buckland, Cuvier recognised the characters of a mammal, which he pronounced to be of the order Marsupialia.
In no other way can we explain why Cuvier applied to them the name of Didelphis. His ideas respecting them appear to convey precisely this meaning; not only in the note page
359 of the second part of ol. y. of his Ossements Fossiles,' but in the expressions which he uses in the text of the same page. While enumerating the endless variety of fossils found in the Stonesfield slate, he says, “and even, as I am assured, two fragments of jaws, which, judging from a hasty inspection made when at Oxford in 1818, seemed to me to belong to some Didelphis."
The extract from his note is as follows.-" It (the drawing] confirms me in the idea which a first inspection had given me : it is the jaw of a very small carnassier, the grinders of which very much resemble those of the opossums;
‘Comptes Rendus,' Sept., 1838, p. 572. Vol. III, No. 25. N. S.