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4 also more than usually limited, and the curator can only point to his report upon the herpetological collections of the Death Valley Expedition as the chief result of the year's study. The herpetological display of the department at the World's Fair consisted (1) of a series of alcoholic specimens mounted on glass plates and displayed in square jars representing the various families of reptiles and batrachians occurring in the Western hemisphere, and (2) of two large groups of casts, one representing the various types of poisonous snakes of North America among their natural surroundings, the other a similar group of turtles occurring in the
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