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Catalogue of British Fossil Vertebrates

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A WANT long felt by all students of the fossil Vertebrates of the British Islands has been supplied by the issue of the present volume, which, so far as we have been able to examine it, is noteworthy alike for the absence of misprints, the accuracy of the references, and the care which has been taken in the selection of the correct names for the various genera and species, as well as for the orthography of the names themselves. The last edition of the late Prof. John Morris's “Catalogue of British Fossils” was published as far back as 1854, and the advances made by this branch of palæontology since that date—and more especially during the last ten years—have naturally rendered that work quite out of date. It is true, indeed, that the first part of Mr. R. Etheridge's “Catalogue of the Fossils of the British Islands,” and the British Museum Catalogues of Fossil Vertebrates, have afforded some assistance to students of this subject; but since the former deals with the Vertebrates of one particular epoch, while some of the latter include only such of the British fossil Vertebrates as are represented in the National Collection, they in no way cover the ground occupied by the present work.

A Catalogue of British Fossil Vertebrata.

By Arthur Smith Woodward Charles Davies Sherborn. Pp. i.–xxxv., 1–396. (London: Dulau and Co., 1890.)

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    See Flower, Proc. Zool. Soc., 1870, p. 752; and Blanford, "Fauna of British India—Mammalia," p. 189 (1888).

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