244 PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACADEMY OF [Apr., COLD-BLOODED VERTEBRATES FROM FLORIDA, THE WEST INDIES, COSTA RICA, AND EASTERN BRAZIL. BY HENRY \V. FOWLER. The Academy has received a number of small collections from the above countries during the past ten years, which I have recently studied. Some include interesting records or new species, and thus they are gathered together to form the present paper. I am indebted to Dr. Thomas Barl^our for a review of the amphibians and reptiles listed. Florida. The most important collections from this State were made during several winters, in 1904-5, 1906, and 1907, by the late George Bacon Wood, while at West Palm Beach. The marine species were all collected on the ocean front at Palm Beach. Mr. Wood sent photo-graphs or drawings of many of the larger and more abundant and he also ascertained the vernacular names when possible, which are given below in quotations. Under date of March 26, 1909, Mr. Wood wrote me of an example of Trachypterus recently taken in a net in the sea. He says it measured 7 feet 2 inches in length and was 14 inches in depth. Later this example was noted in Forest atid Stream, LXXII, May, 1909, p. 699, with a photograph, and doubtfully referred to as T. gryphuriis. It was not secured for the Academy. Lieutenant Hugh Willoughby made a collection at Stuart, in Dade County, in 1908. A small collection was made at Lake Kerr, in Marion County, and along the St. Johns River, in 1909, b}^ Mr. John Trimble. Mr. Morgan Hebard collected some amphibians in southern Florida in 1910. In 1912 and subsequently, Mr. 0. F. Bajaiard collected some interesting material at Clearwater, in Hillsboro County. Dr. H. A. Pilsbry obtained several species there in 1904, though unless otherwise indicated, the records pertain to Mr. Baynard. During the winter of 1914 ]\Ir. F. J. Keeley collected a few fishes at Hawks Park, in \'olusia County. Scoliodon terrae-novse (Richardson). Clearwater.