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the reptiles and batrachians of the Death Valley Expedition has been continued during the month progressing as fast as the circumstances would allow, and is now nearing its completion. The working up of this extensive collection which embraces no less than 900 specimens and in importance rivals the herpetological collections of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, the Pacific Rail Road Surveys, the Mexican Boundary Survey, and Wheeler's Exploration West of the 100th Meridian, necessitated also an extensive study of the older collections which has resulted in the discovery and description of quite a number of new
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