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PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

ROYAL PHYSICAL SOCIETY

OF

EDINBURGH.

1859-1862.

VOL. II.

EDINBURGH:
PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY BY NEILL AND COMPANY.

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IV. Smith (John Alex.), M.D., Notes of some of our Rarer Birds

- Tetrao medius, a Hybrid between the Capercailzie
and Blackcock; Lanius excubitor, the Great Grey Shrike;
Dafila caudacuta, the Pintail Duck; Buteo lagopus,

the Rough-legged Buzzard, . . . .

V. Stirling (Archibald), Notice of a Pike (Esox lucius), in

whose Stomach a Water-hen and Water-ouzel were

found, . . . . . . .

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I. Lowe (W. H.), M.D., Extract of Letter from the Rev. Hugh

Goldie, Old Calabar, to Dr Greville, respecting some sin-

gular Silk “Bags” formed by Insects in Africa,

II. Murray (Andrew), a Series of recently discovered Eyeless

Beetles, from the Caves of Carniola and Hungary were

Exhibited,

III. Bryson (Alex.), Notice of the Tenacity of Life in Buccinum
coronatum and Helix virgata, .

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IV. Wright (T. Strethill), M.D., Observations on British Zoo-

phytes—Kionistes retiformis (with figure), . .
V. Cleland (John), M.D., on the Vomer in Man and the Mam-

malia, and on the Sphenoidal Spongy Bones (Plate V.),

VI. Peach (Charles W.), on the Discovery of Nullipores (cal-

careous plants) and Sponges in the Boulder Clay of

Caithness,

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II. Banks (James), (communicated by Dr J. A. Smith), Note on

the Luminosity of the Lantern-fly of Honduras,
III. (1.) M‘Bain (James), M.D., R.N., Notice of a Fossil Nau-

tilus from the Isle of Sheppey, . . . .

(2.) M‘Bain (James), M.D., R.N., Notice of the Nucula

decussata, found in the so-called Raised Sea-beach Bed

at Leith, . . . . . . .

IV. Bryson (Alex.), Contribution to a Monograph of Iceland

Spar (Part I.), . . . . .
V. Wright (T. Strethill), M.D., on a Method of Constructing

Polarizing Prisms of Nitrate of Potash, . . .

VI. Carruthers (William), Notes on the Geology of Swellendam,

South Africa, .

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