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£ d. information that existed regarding the Fauna of the country generally, but more especially of the Mammalia, Reptilia, and Batrachia ; and further, to make this Circular as useful as possible, it was translated into Arabic through the courteous assistance of Colonel Sir Colin Scott Moncrieff, at that time Director of Irrigation, who also aided me in its circulation. Those who favourably replied to the Memorandum were furnished with the necessary materials for collecting, and with full instructions for the proper preservation of the specimens.

“ Nearly five years were devoted to collecting, with the result that over 1500 specimens of Reptilia and Batrachia were brought together, of which more than 1400 were permanently preserved. The greater part was presented to the British Museum; another set, all but complete, was also presented to the Museum of the Egyptian Government School of Medicine in Cairo, and a few of the more important species were given to some of the Museums in Europe.”—The Author's Preface.

When, some six years ago, Dr. Anderson undertook the investigation which has resulted in the noble work now published, our knowledge of the herpetological fauna of Egypt was very meagre indeed, and could not compare with that of the neighbouring countries such as Tunisia, Algeria, and Syria. A list of the reptiles and batrachians of Egypt showed an imposing array of species, many of which now prove to be merely nominal, but these were represented in museums by a small number of specimens, few of which bore indications of exact localities. In fact, such material as then existed was quite inadequate for a study of the distribution as required by modern zoology, and the most important subject of variations and delimitation of species could not be attacked. The author's first task was therefore the bringing together of a large number of specimens, from as many parts of the country as possible, and this was carried out by him with extraordinary energy during successive visits to Egypt in the winters 1892 to 1895, his personal investigations extending even to Suakim, beyond the limits of Egypt proper. Not only did Dr. Anderson himself and with the help of natives succeed in collecting a very large series of specimens, many of which were brought home alive, and could be sketcher in natural colours and attitudes, but he was also fortunate enough to enlist the co-operation of many residents and visitors interested in Natural History matters; the result being the splendid collection, the bulk of which has been presented to the British Museum, a second, nearly complete set, having been reserved for the Museum of the Egyptian Government School of Medicine at Cairo.”

--Nature, Dec. 29th, 1898.

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MAMMALIA. By E. R. Alston. Pages xx, 220, plates 22.
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