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6. WHAT EXPLORATIONS (1) BY THE MUSEUM AND (2) UNDER OTHER AUSPICES, HAVE RESULTED IN ENRICHING THE COLLECTIONS UNDER YOUR CARE. The curator's own excursion to the islands in Bering Sea could only yield scant results for this department owing to the absence of reptiles and batrachians in the localities visited by him, the only specimen secured being a rare salmander from Kamchatka, [[underlined]] Salamandrella wossessenskii,[[/underlined]] the only species occurring there, and hitherto unrepresented in our collection. Mr. H. W. Orne, who was traveling on a similar errand secured a few snakes and toads on Vancouver Island. Mr. W. Palmer, made an interesting collection of snakes in the Dismal Swamp, Va. Dr. Abbott's explorations in Madagascar yielded a number of interesting snakes as mentioned above.
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