A NATURALIST'S WANDERINGS
species discovered by Mr. Forbes all are of Papuan genera, and nearly allied to known Papuan species except the Strix, which appears to be a diminutive form of an Australian type, and the Myiagra, which is nearest
1o a Timor form; the Geocichla machiki is most nearly allied to a Timor bird. There is also in the collection one other Timor bird, Erythrura tricolor, which is not found in New Guinea or the Moluccas. I think, therefore, we may fairly say that the Tenimberese Avifauna is preeminently Papuan, varied only by a slight element from Timor (represented by Erythrura tricolor, Myiagra fulvivcntris, and the Geocichla), and by an Australian tinge shown by the Strix, and perhaps by Monarcha nitidus being present (as in the Aril Islands) instead of M. chalybeo-cephalus.
SKhTCII-MAP OF THE REGION, SHOWING THE GEOGRAPHICAL RELATIONS OF TEE TENIMBER GROUP.
(WITH THE KIND PERMISSION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL
That the Tenimber group would possess a certain number of peculiar endemic forms was also to be expected, from their isolated situation, apd the deep channel around them. Altogether these are 29 [now 30] i11 number, namely the 27  species - above described as new, and two Parrots (Eos reticulata and Eclectus riedeli) previously known.a [H. 0.
IV.a On the Collection c/Reptiles and Ba tra CHIANS from the Timor-1 *ut Islands, formed by Mr. H. 0. Forbes. By G. A. Boulenger, F.Z.S.
(From Proc. Zool. Soc. London, June 5,1883. PI. XLL, XLII.)
The Reptiles and Batrachians collected by Mr. Forbes in the Timor-laut Islands, and presented to the British Museum by the British Association, belong to seventeen species, which, with the exception of two new to science, were already well known from different parts of tnA(c) Austro-Mai ay an sub-region. The two new species are a Lizard of ine Australian genus Lophognathus, Gray, and a Snake of the Indian genus