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Should no unforeseen circumstance prevent, the Bulletins will continue to be issued at convenient irregular intervals, as material may come to band; the strictly serial character of the publication being maintained. The actual date of issue is given on the temporary cover of each, as it is important to fix with precision the appearance of the successive numbers of a periodical in which so many new genera and species are described.

This publication, answering so fully the special purpose for which it was established, is regarded as one of the most important means to the main ends which the Survey has in view. It has already acquired a character and standing which render it favorably comparable to the regular" Proceedings" or other similar pablications of any of the learned bodies of this country or Europe. Its scope includes the whole range of the subjects for the investigation of which the Survey is conducted, and the appearance of which in this connection does not in any way restrict the plan of the formal Reports of the Survey. The volumes already issued contain articles upon Archæology, Ethnography, Linguistics, Geology, Topography, Geography, Palæontology, and Natural History in general, suitably illustrated with plates, cuts, and maps; and no effort will be spared in the future to maintain the high standard which the present volume so conspicuously illustrates.

The thanks of the Survey are due to Dr. Elliott Coues, U. S. A., for his careful and able conduct of the periodical.

F. V. HAYDEN, United States Geologist.

CONTENTS OF THE WHOLE VOLUME.

BULLETIN No. 1.-February 5, 1878.

Page.

I.—Notes on the Ornithology of the Lower Rio Grande of Texas, from ob-

servations made during the season of 1877. By George B. Sennett.

Edited, with anuotations, by Dr. Elliott Coues, U.S.A...

1

II.—Descriptions of Fishes from the Cretaceous ond Tertiary Deposits

west of the Mississippi River. By E. D. Cope .......

67

III.-Descriptions of New Tineina from Texas, and others from more

northern localities. By V. T. Chambers ...

79

IV.-Tineina and their Food-Plants. By V. T. Chambers.....

107

V.-Index to the Described Tineina of the United States and Carada. By

V. T. Chambers.....

125

VI.-Descriptions of Noctuidæ, chiefly from California. By A. R. Grote.. 169

VII.-A Synopsis of the North American Species of the Genus Alpheus. By

J. S. Kingsley ......

189

VIII.-Notes on the Mammals of Fort Sisseton, Dakota. By C. E. McChes-

ney, M. D., Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A. Annotated by Dr.

Elliott Coues, U. S. A......

201

IX.-Studies of the American Herodiones. Part I.-Synopsis of the Ameri-

can Genera of Ardeidæ and Ciconiidæ; including Descriptions of

Three New Genera, and a Monograph of the American Species of

tbe Genus Ardea, Linn. By Robert Rigway....

219

X.-Notice of the Butterflies collected by Dr. Edward Palmer in the Arid

Regions of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona during the summer

of 1877. By Samuel H. Scudder....

253

XI.—Notes ou the Herpetology of Dakota and Montana. By Drs. Elliott

Coues and H. C. Yarrow....

259

XII.-On Consolidation of the Hoofs in the Virginian Deer. By Dr. Elliott

Coues, U. S. A......

292

XIII.-On a Breed of Solid-Hoofed Pigs apparently established in Texas. By

Dr. Elliott Coues, U. S. A ....

295

XIV.-Professor Owen on the Pythonomorpha. By E. D. Cope......

299

BULLETIN No. 3.—July 29, 1878.

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PLATE.

Pl. I.—Palæospiza bella .....

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WOODCUTS IN TEXT.

Fig. – Tail of Euxenura maguari..
Fig. -Solid hoof of Sus scrofa..
Fig. 1.-Neuration in Epipaschia...
Fig. 2.- Neuration in Mochlocera.
Fig. 3.- Neuration in Cacozelia.
Fig. 4. —Neuration in Toripalpus.
Fig. 5.-Neuration in Tetralopba..
Fig. 6.—Neuration in Acrobasis...
Fig. 7.-Neuration in Salebria..
Fig. 8.—Neuration in Pempelia.
Fig. 9.–Netration in Nephopteryx
Fig. 10.-Neuration in Pinipestis ...
Fig. 11.-Neuration in Honora...
Fig. 12.-Neuration in Dakrama..
Fig. 13.-Neuration in Homeosoma.
Fig. 14.-Neuration in Anerastia..

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