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when angered, and, if extremely so, utter a short deep grunt, like that
of a young bear, but ordinarily they are quite silent. The flesh is never
eaten ; but from the prepared pelage caps are made, and that is the
limit of their economic value."

Fam. TALPID^), Gray, Cat. Mamm. Br.
Mus. Syst. List. XXL

Genus TALPA, Linn, et al.
140. TALPA MICRURA, Hodgson.

Talpa micrura, Hodgson, Journ. As. Soc. Beng. X.p. 910.

Calc. Journ. Nat. Hist. IV. p. 288. Gray, Cat.

Mamm. Br. Mus. p. 75. Cat. Hodgs. Coll. p. 16.

Schinz, Syn. Mamm. p. 289.
? Talpa cryptura, Blyth, Journ. As. Soc. Beng. XII. 2,

p. 928.

Talpa europsea (var. Siberica), Pallas, Z. R. A. I. 126 ?
Talpa europaea, Robinson, Assam, p. 96.
Mole, Hodgson, Journ. As. Soc. Beng. I. p. 340.

HAS. Northern and central region of Nepal, Hodgson.
Kashmir, Elphinstone.

A. Presented by B. H. Hodgson, Esq.

B. Presented by the Asiatic Society of Bengal.


" Specific character : uniform velvet-black with silvery-gray gloss,
iridescent when moist ; nude snout ; feet and tail fleshy- white ; the last
very minute; structure otherwise typical. Snout to rump four and
three-quarter inches. Head one and three-quarters. Tail three-six-
teenths. Palma and nails seven-eighths. Planta and nails thirteen-
sixteenths." (Hodgson, Journ. As. Soc. X. p. 910.)

In the eleventh volume of the Journ. As. Soc. Beng. p. 95,
Mr. Blyth gives various details on the distribution of various species of
Talpa in India.

Mamm. Br. Mus. Syst. List. XXI.

Genus TUPAIA, Raffles, Trans. Linn. Soc. XIII. p. 256.
Fischer et al.

CLADOBATES, Fr. Cuv., Lesson, et al.

HYLOGALE, Temminck.

HYLOGALEA, Schlegel and Muller, VerhandL over de Nat.

Gesch. SfC.p. 160.
SOREX, Diard and Duvaucel, Asiatic Researches, XIV.

p. 471.
GLISOREX,* Desmarest, Mamm. Suppl. 535.

141. TUPAIA JAVANICA, Horsfield, Zool Researches in

Tupaia javanica, Fischer, Syn. Mamm. p. 260. Gray,
Cat. Mamm. Br. Mus. p. 76. Zool. H. M. Ship
Samarang, p. 18. Vig. and Horsf., Append, to Life
of Sir T. S. Raffles, p. 637. Desmar., Mamm. Suppl.
p. 536.

Hylogale javanica, Temminck. Muller, over de Zoogd. v. d.
Ind. Archip. pp. 25, 26.

Hylogalea javanica, Schlegel and Muller, VerhandL over de
Natuurl. Gesch. %c. p. 160, $c.

* Mons. Desmarest, and several other zoologists, probably not consulting the
original description of MM. Diard and Duvaucel, supposed that these naturalists
have proposed the name of Sorexglis as a generic designation ; while their descrip-
tion of this animal in the Asiatic Researches is entitled : " Sur une nouvelle espece
de Sorex, Sorex Glis " (D. D.), which shows clearly that they considered it as a
species of Sorex, and not as a new genus. (Asiatic Researches, XIV. p. 472.)


Cladobates javanicus, Less. Man. p. 122. Schinz, Syn.

Mamm.p. 261.
BANGSRING, or SINSRING, of the Javanese of the province

of Blambangan, Eastern Java.
EMES of the Sundanere.

HAB. Java, Horsfield. Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Muller.
Aracan, Blyth.

A. Horsfield's Collection from Java.
B A skin, not perfect, from Aracan. Presented by the
Asiatic Society of Bengal.

142. TUPAIA FERRUGINEA, Rajfes, Trans. Linn. Soc.
XIII. p. 256.

Tupaia ferruginea, Horsf. ZooL Research, in Java; Plate
of Illustrations No. 3, Dental System. Gray, Cat.
Mamm. Br. Mus. p. 77. Zoology of H. M. Ship
Samarang, p. 18. Vig. and Horsfield, Appendix to
Life of Sir T. S. Raffles, p. 637. Desmar., Mamm.
Suppl. p. 536. Cantor, Catal. of Mamm. p. 18.

Hylogale ferruginea, Temminck. Muller, Tafel der Zoogd.
v. d. Ind. Archip. #c.

Hylogalea ferruginea, Schlegel and Muller, Verhand. over
de Natuurl. Gesch. $c. p. 166.

Cladobates ferruginea, Less., Man. p. 122. Schinz , Syn.
Mamm.p. 260.

Sorex Glis, MM. Diard and Duvaucel, Asiat. Research.
XIV. p. 470, with a figure.

TUPAI PRESS, of the Malays on Sumatra, Raffles.

KEKKES, of the Sundanese on Java.

HAB. Sumatra, Penang, and Singapore, Raffles. Java,
Sumatra, and Borneo, Muller.

A. Presented by Sir T. S. Raffles.

Besides the spedies of Tupaia above mentioned, several other species
occur in the Indian Archipelago, namely, Tupaia tana, Raffles
(Trans. Linn. Soc. XIII. p. 257), found on Sumatra according to
Raffles ; on Sumatra and Borneo, Muller. Tupaia (Hylogalea) murina,
Schlegel and Muller (Verhand. over de Nat. Gesch. &c. p. 160), disco-
vered on Borneo by M. Diard.


On the continent of Asia one species has been discovered during
Belanger's Voyage, &c., the Tupaia du Pegou of M. Is. Geoffroy ; the
T. peguana, Lesson ; T. Belangeri, Wagner. The T. (Cladobates)
speciosa of Wagner, is, according to the statements of MM. Miiller
and Schlegel, a mere variety of Tupaia tana.

This interesting genus of Sorecine mammalia has been discovered
since the commencement of the present century. The first public
notice of it is due to the zeal of Sir T. S. Raffles, who, soon after
assuming the government of Fort Maryborough, in Sumatra, commenced
a general research into the natural history of the Indian Archipelago,
embracing all departments. In the class of mammalia he engaged the
assistance of MM. Diard and Duvaucel, who accompanied him, during
part of the years 1819 and 1820, in his official voyages, during one of
which the Tupaia ferruginea was discovered, respecting which SirT. S.
Raffles states : " This singular little animal was first observed tame in
the house of a gentleman at Penang, and afterwards found wild at
Singapore and in the woods near Bencoolen, where it lives on the fruit
of the Kayo gadis, &c." (Descriptive Catalogue of a Zoological Col-
lection made on account of the Hon. East- India Company, in the
island of Sumatra and its vicinity, under the direction of Sir Thomas
Stamford Raffles, Lieut. -Gov. of Fort Marlborough. Trans. Linn.
Soc. XIII. p. 239, &c. Read December 5th, 1820.)

By desire of Sir T. S. Raffles, a description of this animal was
prepared, early in the year 1820, by MM. Diard and Duvaucel, which
he presented to his friend Major- General Thomas Hardwicke, to be
disposed of at the pleasure of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and which
was published in the fourteenth volume of the Asiatic Researches,
p. 471, &c. Fort William, February, 1820.*

The Tupaia javanica was discovered some years before the T. ferru-
ginea, but no public notice was given of it until the publication
of the Zoological Researches in Java, in 1821, where it is stated :
" The Bangsring (Tupaia javanica) fell under my observation during
an early period of my researches in Java. In traversing the province
of Blambangan, in the year 1806, 1 discovered it in the extensive forests
which cover almost entirely the eastern extremity of the island.

* This description is entitled, " Notice. Sur une nouvelle espece de Sorex
Sorex Glis (D.D.). (Asiatic Researches, XIV. p. 473.) " Pendant la duree de
nos sejours a Pulo Penang et Sincapore, nous avons plusieurs fois tue dans les bois
un petit quadrujiede, que nous primes d'abord pour un ecureuil, mais que nous
reconnumes bientot, en 1'examwant, appartenir a la famille des Insectivores," &c.


During the period above mentioned I obtained but two individuals.
One of these was forwarded to the Museum of the Honourable East-
India Company in 1812, with a few remarks on its locality, food, and
manners ; and the other formed part of the collection which was
brought to England by me in 1819."

Dr. Sal. Muller, and the other Dutch naturalists, who examined
minutely the western parts of Java, inform us that the Tupaia javanica
is not unfrequent in the dense forests of these districts, where its
range extends from the coast to an elevation of about 4,000 feet above
the sea.

The form and the exterior of the different species of Tupaia are
minutely described by the Dutch naturalists in the Verhand. over
Natuurl. Gesch. p. 160, &c., and in Horsfield's Zool. Research. &c.

As to the habits of the various species of this genus, all zoologists
who have had an opportunity of observing them in their native
countries agree in ascribing to them a character easily suiting itself to
the society of man, and capable of some training.

In the thirteenth volume of the Trans. Linn. Soc. p. 257, Sir T. S.
Raffles states : " These animals are as tame and sprightly as squirrels.
The tame one mentioned in the description was suffered to go about at
perfect liberty, ranged in freedom over the whole house, and never
failed to present himself on the breakfast and dinner table, where he
partook of fruit and milk/' Tupaia ferruginea.

Dr. Sal. Muller describes the T. javanica as a confiding, simple, and
lively little animal, always in motion, seeking its food at one time on
the ground, among moss and dry leaves, at another along the stems of
trees, dipping its nose rapidly into the fissures and hollows. It forms
a nest of moss, at some distance above the ground, supporting it on
clusters of orchideous plants, which attach themselves to the forest

Dr. Cantor communicates the following observations : " The young
of this very numerous species in hilly jungle is easily tamed, and
becomes familiar with its feeder, though towards strangers it ietains its
original mistrust, which, in mature age, is scarcely reclaimable. In a
state of nature, it lives singly or in pairs, fiercely attacking intruders of
its own species. When several are confined together, they fight each
other, or jointly attack and destroy the weakest. The natural food is
mixed insectivorous and frugivorous. In confinement, individuals
may be fed exclusively on either, though preference is evinced for
insects ; and eggs, fish, and earth-worms are equally relished. A
short, peculiar, tremulous whistling sound, often heard by calls and


answers, in the Malayan jungle, marks their pleasurable emotions ; as,
for instance, on the appearance of food, while the contrary is expressed
by shrill protracted cries. Their disposition is very restless, and their
great agility enables them to perform the most extraordinary bounds in
all directions, in which exercise they spend the day, till night sends
them to sleep in their rudely- constructed lairs in the highest branches
of trees. At times they will sit on their haunches, holding their food
between the fore-legs, and after feeding, they smooth the head and face
with both fore-paws, and lick the lips and palms. They are also fond
of water, both to drink and to bathe in. The female usually produces
one young." (Catalogue of Mammalia inhabiting the Malayan Penin-
sula and Islands. By Theodore Cantor, M.D., &c.)

d. ERINACINA, Gray, Cat. Br. Mus. Syst.

List, XXL
Genus SOREX, Linn.

143. SOREX MURINUS, Linn. Syst. Nat. 12, /. p. 74, ed.
Gmel I. p. 114.

Sorex myosurus, Pallas, Act. Petrop. 1781. Muller, Over

de Zoogd. v. d. Ind. ArcMp. p. 26.
SEEKA, of the Assamese, Walker, Calc. J. N. H. III. 265.

HAB. Upper India, Nepal, Hodgson. Assam, Walker. Java,
Sumatra, Borneo, and Amboina, Muller.

A. Presented by B. H. Hodgson, Esq.

144. SOREX GRIFFITHII, Horsfield.

Colour, deep blackish brown throughout, with a slight rufous
reflection in a certain light. Fur short, close, soft, and adpressed.
Tail thick at the base, with a few long, very slender, straggling hairs
along its entire length. Ears small and rounded. Snout elongated.
Length from the tip of the snout to the root of the tail, 5J inches.
Tail, 2 inches.

Allied to S. murinus, but differing essentially by the uniform deep
blackish-brown tint, and by shortness, delicacy, and softness of the fur.

HAB. Afghanistan.

A. Griffith's Collection from Afghanistan.


part 2, p. 533.

Sorex giganteus, Is. Geoffr.
Sorex pilorides, Shaw, Mus. Lever.

HAB. India generally, and the Eastern Islands. Bootan,

A. Major Pemberton's Collection from Bootan.

146. SOREX INDICUS, Geoffr., Ann, Mus. XVII. p. 185.

Sorex Sonneratii, Is. Geoffr.

HAB. Continent and Islands of India. Dukhun, Colonel

A. Presented by Colonel Sykes.

147. SOREX NIGER, Elliot, MS.

Blackish brown, with a rufescent shade on the upper parts. Abdo-
men grayish. Tail equal in length to the entire animal, exclusive of the
head, gradually tapering to a point. Snout greatly attenuated. Length
of the head and body 3j inches ; of the tail, 2 inches.

HAB. Madras, Elliot.

A. Presented by Colonel Sykes.

148. SOREX CAUDATUS, Hodgson, Ann. and Mag. of
Nat. Hist. New Series, III. p. 203.

General habit of the extremities and tail, comparatively slender.
Colour saturate blackish brown, very slightly rufescent in certain
aspects. Snout moderately elongated, furnished at the sides with long
delicate hairs. Tail slender, nearly naked, very slightly attenuated,
equal in length to the body and head. Length of the body and head
2J inches ; of the tail the same.

HAB. Sikim and Darjeling, Upper India, Hodgson.
A. Presented by B. H. Hodgson, Esq.


149. SO REX SIKIMENSIS, Hodgson, Ann. and Mag. of
Nat. Hist. New Series, III. p. 203.

Colour above and of the head, saturated blackish brown, slightly
rufescent, with a silvery cast in certain lights ; grayish underneath.
Fur short, smooth, delicately soft, and closely adpressed. Snout
long, regularly attenuated, with few lateral hairs. Body abruptly ter-
minated behind. Tail slender, rigidly straight, naked, half as long as
the body. Ears concealed. Discovered, with the preceding species, by
B. H. Hodgson, Esq.

HAB. Sikim and Darjeling, Upper India.
A. Presented by B. H. Hodgson, Esq.

Genus CORSIRA, Gray, Proceed. Zool. Soc. 1837, p. 123.

150. GOES IB A NIGRESCENS, Gray, Ann. and Mag.
Nat. Hist. X.p. 261.

HAB. Bootan, Pemberton.

A. Major Pemberton's Collection from Bootan.

Genus ERINACEUS, Linn.

151. ERINACEUS COLLARIS, Gray, Cat. Mamm. Br.
Mus. p. 81. Illust. Ind. Zool. I. tab. 8.

HAB. India generally. Madras, Walter Elliot, Esq. Af-
ghanistan, Griffith. Candahar, Captain Hutton.

A. Griffith's Collection from Afghanistan.


? Erinaceus micropus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. XV. p. 170.
HAB. Madras, Elliot.

A. Presented by Walter Elliot, Esq.

Size, about one-half of that of E. collaris. Form elongated. Tail
short, concealed. Spines, yellowish white at the base and tip, with a
blackish ring in the middle. Ears moderately large. Head and ears


naked, of a sooty-black colour throughout. Throat, neck to the region
of the ears, breast and abdomen, covered with a naked skin of a dirty
chestnut-brown colour, passing into blackish on the abdomen, and into
dirty yellowish at the sides.

The uniform sooty colour of the head and ears, with the absence of
any hairy covering, and the nakedness of the lower neck, breast, and
abdomen, constitute the chief distinguishing character of the specimen
described. Its form is also more elongate than that of E. collaris , and
the rings of the spines are of a darker colour.

The description, however, is from a single specimen, and the com-
parison of other subjects is required, to determine its title to a specific

In the fifteenth volume of the Journ. As. Soc. Beng. p. 170, Mr. E.
Blyth enumerates the Indian species of Erinaceus hitherto indicated by
authors ; namely, E. collaris, Gray ; E. spatangus, Bennett ; E. Grayi,
Bennett ; and E. mentalis, Gray ; with reference also to the species which
Captain Hutton observed in Candahar. (J. A. S. B. XIV. p. 351, &c.)
For one of these, No. 18 of Captain Button's list, which is still doubt-
ful, Mr. Blyth proposes provisionally the name of E. micropus.

In the Rough Notes on the Zoology of Candahar (Journ. As. Soc.
Beng. Vol. XIV. p. 352), Captain Hutton communicates the following
remarks on the habits of the species of Erinaceus which he found in
that district : " The habits of all three species are the same. They
are nocturnal, and during the day conceal themselves in holes, or in
the tufts of high jungle grass. Their food consists of insects, chiefly of
a small beetle which is abundant on the sandy tracts of Bhawulpore,
and belongs to the genus Blaps. They also feed on lizards and snails.
When touched, they have the habit of suddenly jerking up the back
with some force, so as to prick the fingers or mouth of the assailant,
and at the same time emitting a blowing sound, not unlike the noise
produced when blowing upon a flame with a pair of bellows. When
alarmed, they have the power of rolling themselves up into a complete
ball, concealing the head and limbs, as does the European hedgehog."
Respecting E. collaris, he observes, " On hearing any noise, it jerks the
skin and quills of the neck completely over its head, leaving only the tip
of the nose free, which is turned quickly in every direction, to ascertain
the nature of the approaching danger. If a foe in reality come nigh it,
the head is doubled under the belly towards the tail, and the legs being
withdrawn at the same time, it presents nothing but a prickly ball to its
assailant, and which is in most cases a sufficient protection. In this
state it remains for some time perfectly motionless, until all being



quiet, the danger past, it ventures first slowly, and almost imperceptibly,
to exsert the nose, the nostrils working quickly, as if to ascertain that
all is safe again. It then gradually uncoils until the eyes are left free,
and if satisfied that its foe has passed on, it opens up, and walks off
with a quick but unsteady gait ; or if again startled by the slightest
noise near it, it is instantly intrenched within its thorny armour. All
the species use the snout much in the same manner as the hog does,
turning up the leaves and grasses in search of food, and shoving each
other out of the way with it when angry. They make a grunting sort
of noise when irritated. They are remarkably tenacious of life, bearing
long abstinence with apparent ease a provision of nature highly useful
and essential in the desert tracts they inhabit. It is probable, too,
that they remain during the cold season in a semitorpid state, as the
species which occurs in Afghanistan, hybernates."

153. EEINACEUB AURITUS, Pallas, Nov. Comment.
Acad. Petrop. XIV. p. 575.

HAB. Southern Russia, Pallas. Mesopotamia, Commander
Jones, of the Indian Navy.

A. Forwarded by the Government of Bombay, being part
of an interesting Zoological Collection made by
Commander Jones, of the Indian Navy, and pre-
sented to the Honourable Court of Directors.

A very delicate fur, consisting of long silky hairs of a white colour,
covers the head, breast, and abdomen of this species, forming also along
the sides and the rump a beautiful ornamental border.


Order III. CETE.

Fam. 2. DELPHINID^E, Gray, Cat. Mamm.
Br. Mus. Syst. List, XXIII.

Genus PLATANISTA, Gray, Illust. Ind. Zool II. pi. 24.

DELPHINUS, Roxburgh, Lebeck, Shaw, et al.
PLATANISTJS, Plin., Hist. Nat. IX. c. 15. Fischer, Synops.
Mamm. 506.

154. PLATANISTA GANGETICA, Gray, 8p. Illust. Ind.
Zool. II. pi 24.

Delphinus gangeticus, Roxburgh, Asiat. Research. VII.
p. 170.

HAS. India, the Ganges.

A. The Skull, complete.

B. Upper and Lower Jaws of an imperfect Skull.

Genus MONODON, Linn, et al.


Unicom Narwhal, Shaw, Gen. Zool. II. 2, p. 473.
HAB. Northern Ocean of Europe, Greenland, Iceland.
A. The Tooth.

Fam. 4. HALICORID^E, Gray, Cat. Mamm.
Br. Mus. 8yst. List, XXIII.

Genus HALICOEE, Illig. et al.

156. HALICOEE DUGUNG, Fr. Cm. et Geoffr., Mamm.
fasc. 37.

DUYONG, of the Malays, erroneously changed to Dugung.

HAB. Indian Ocean, West Coast of Sumatra, Raffles, Tr.
Linn. Soc. XIII. p. VIZ.

A. Skull, from Finlayson's Collection, Siam.



Fam. 1. MURID^E, Gray, Cat. Mamm.
Br. Mus. Syst. List, XXIII.

Genus Mus, Linn.

157. MUS DECUMANUS, Pallas.

CHOOHA and GHURKA CHOOHA, Dekhani, Elliot.
CHOOA, of the Mahrattas, Col. Sykes.

HAB. Persia and India generally. Dukhun, Col. Sykes.
Indian Archipelago, Dr. Sal Mutter. Introduced into
Europe about the year 1730, Fischer.

A. Presented by Colonel Sykes.

158. MUS DECUMANOIDES, TemmincJc (not Hodgson).
HAB. Bengal, General Thomas Hardwicke.

A. B. Presented by General T. Hardwicke.

159. MUS BANDICOTA, Bechstein, Penn. Nat. Gesch.
ubers. v. Bechstein. Fischer, Syn. Mamm. 314.

Mus giganteus, Hardw., Trans. Linn. Soc. VIII. t. 18.

Mus malabaricus, Shaw, Zool.

Mus Icria, Fr. (Buchanan) Ham. MSS. Mus. Soc. Ind.

Bandicote rat, Penn., Hist, of Quadr.

IKARA, Bengali. INDUR, Sanskr. A sort of rat.

PANDI KOKU, Telugu, a large rat, commonly called Bandy-
coot, from Pandi, a Hog, and Kokka, a Rat. The
Hog-Rat, Wilson, Elliot, Campbell.

GHONS, Dekhani, Elliot.

TIKUS BESAR, Malayan peninsula, Cantor.

HAB. Bengal and peninsula of India, Hamilton, Elliot.
Malayan peninsula, Cantor.

A. B. Two prepared skins, not in good condition. Pre-
sented by Gen. T. Hardwicke.

C. A Drawing from the Collection of Dr. F. (Buchanan)


Journ. As. Soc. Beng. V. p. 234.

" Throughout dusky brown ; the centre of the belly only being paler
and hoary blue." Length, snout to rump 12 inches; tail 9J inches.

This species represents the M . Bandicota of Bengal, in the higher
regions of Nepal : it is about one- third smaller.

HAB. Northern Hilly Regions of Nepal, Hodgson..

A. A prepared Skin, not in good condition. Presented
by B. H. Hodgson, Esq.

161. MUS ARBOREUS, Buchanan, MS.

GACHHUA INDUE, Beng. The TREE-RAT, a species of rat
which inhabits trees, and feeds on their fruit, Carey.

HAB. Bengal, Dr. Fr. (Buchanan) Hamilton.

A. A Drawing from the Collection of Dr. F. (Buchanan)


B. A prepared Skin, from the Collection of B. H.
Hodgson, Esq. greatly resembles Dr. Hamilton's

" This animal lives on cocoa-nut-trees, and where these do not
grow, on bamboos, from whence its name, Tree-rat, is derived. Each
pair builds a nest within the cavity of the branches, and there bring
forth four, five, or six young. This is in Bhadur month, which corre-
sponds with part of August and September.

" They eat grain, which they collect in their nest, and they destroy
the cocoa-nuts when young, and these are their most favourite food.
They never live in houses, but at night come there to steal. In shape
this has a very strong resemblance to the Jenkoo Indoor, being more
elegantly formed than the common rat, and having a much narrower face
and much larger eyes. Its tail, however, exactly resembles that of the
common rat, and consists of a great number of very narrow scaly rings,
that have between them short bristles, which are generally approximated
to each other three by three.

" Like the Jenkoo (Gerbillus indicus), it frequently sits erect on the
hinder legs, but this also I observe in the common rat. The hides are
dark, the whiskers black, the ears naked. The upper teeth are not
divided by a furrow, like those of the Jenkoo ; the incisors are yellow,


and those of the lower jaw are parallel. The upper parts of the body
are a dark iron-gray, consisting of black and tawny hairs, of which the
former are the longest and most numerous. The lower parts and legs
are white ; the naked parts of the nose and toes are a pale flesh-colour.
The hinder feet extend to the hock joint.

" A full-grown male measured, from the nose to the tail, seven inches ;
tail, seven inches and a half. A female measured eight inches and a
half, with nine inches of tail." Dr. F. (Buchanan) Hamilton's MS.

162. MUS SET I FEE, Horsfield, Zool Research, with a figure.
Muller, Over de Zoogd. v. d. Ind. Archip. p. 36. Cantor,
Catal. of Malayan Mamm. p. 46. Gray, Cat. Mamm. Br.
Mus. 108.

HAB. Java, Horsfield. Java and Sumatra, Dr. Sal Midler.
Penang, Cantor.

A. Horsfield's Collection from Java.
Allied to Mus bandicota, but clearly distinct as a species.

163. M US FLA VESCENS, Elliot, Madras Journ. Lit. Sci.
p. 214.

HAB. Madras, Elliot.

A. Presented by Walter Elliot, Esq.

B. Presented by the Asiatic Society of Bengal.

164. MUS BRUNNEUS, Hodgson? Ann. and Mag. of Nat.
Hist. XV. p. 266.

" Above, rusty brown ; below, rusty, more or less albescent ; extre-
mities pale, nearly fleshy white. Tail, barely longer than the head and
body ; snout to vent, 9J inches ; tail, 2J ; head, 2J ; ear, 1." (Ann.
Nat. Hist, as above cited.)

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