RECORD: 1837. Report of the Zoological Society of London. The Times (13 July): 6.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by John van Wyhe 2.2007. RN1

NOTE: See Gould, J. 1837. [Exhibition of Mr. Darwin's Birds, and description of a New Species of Wagtail (Motacilla Yarrelli)]. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Part V, No. 51: 77-78. Text Images Text & images

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ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY.—The ordinary meeting for scientific business was held on Tuesday evening, Mr. William Yarrell in the chair. A letter was read from Mr. Abbott, of Trebizond, in Persia, announcing a present of several skins of rare birds from that country; as also from Mr. Cumming, from Manilla, with 54 species, and 151 specimens of birds. Mr. Martin read a paper on the Simia Nasalis, or proboscis-monkey, describing a singular formation of the nose, differing slightly from that of the Simia Recurvus. Mr. Gould resumed his description of the birds brought over by Mr. Darwin, amongst which were several wrens, woodpeckers, and gulls, and two galactes. He also exhibited a common British pied wagtail, which had been hitherto undescribed or inaccurately defined by naturalists, and which he named Motacilla Yarrellii, after the secretary to the society.

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