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received from Dr. W.L. Abbott who collected them in the Seychelles and various other groups of islands off the East Coast of Africa.  The study of the former collection reveals many rare and undescribed species while the latter furnishes the material for a full list of the herpetological fauna of the islands in question which also show a number of new species.

Many other gentlemen have favored us with highly valuable and interesting specimens, though for want of space I will have to confine myself to mentioning only the names of the most prominent contributors, viz. Professors J.T. Scovill and A.J. Woolman, Julius Hurter, St. Louis, Mo., F. Stephens, Sta
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