Zoologischer Anzeiger


THE idea of a zoological “advertiser” seems to us a most excellent one, and we both welcome and heartily recommend to our readers who are interested in the animal kingdom this little fortnightly journal of Prof. Carus. The editor purposes to publish a number every two weeks, each number to contain from sixteen to eighteen pages, and the yearly subscription to be six shillings. The first number bears the date of July 1, 1878, and already a dozen numbers have appeared. The plan of each number is to commence with a retrospect of the current literature of zoology, a retrospect that we need hardly say will be well done by one so learned and able in the matter of bibliography as the editor of that most necessary work, the “Bibliotheca Zoological.” Then each number contains some short notices on zoological subjects in connection with museums, chiefly such as have a practical bearing. Thus in No. 2 we find an article by G. von Koch, of Darmstadt, on a method by, which sections can be made of substances of different degrees of consistency without altering the relative position of the same, which cannot fail to be of interest and value to such as wish to make and mount thin sections of corals or alcyonarians, while in most of the numbers there are under this head to be found notices of collections for sale or specimens to be exchanged, and when this journal becomes, as we have no doubt it will, known to all directors and assistant-directors of zoological museums we anticipate for this section a very extended use. Another portion of the journal is devoted to short notices on general zoological subjects. Thus No. 11 contains a short notice by Prof. Salensky, of Kasan, on the embryology of the ganoids; one by Prof. Goette, of Strasburg, on the development of the bones in the limbs of vertebrates; a note by Dr. A. Gruber, of Freiburg, on the formation of the oviducts in the Copepods; one by Prof. Entz, of Klausenberg (Hungary), on the evolution of gas from the protoplasm of some protozoa, in confirmation of a record of the same fact by Prof. T. W. Engelmann; and one by Prof. E. Martens, on our knowledge of thread-spinning snails.

Zoologischer Anzeiger.

Herausgegeben von Prof. J. Victor Carus. (Leipzig: Wilh. Engelmann.)

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