Art. II. — TJie Lizards indigenous to Victoria. (With Plate II.) By A. H. S. Lucas, M.A., B.gc, and C. Frost, F.L.S. [Eead 13tli April, 1893]. The arrangement which we have adopted is that followed by Mr. G. A. Boulenger in the Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum., 2nd Edition, London, 1885. The characters of the Families, of the Genera, and of most of the Species have been taken from that work, in some cases verbatim, and in others in a slightly modified form. In all cases we have carefully verified the descriptions by the examination of as many specimens as we could obtain, and the modifications and additions which we have made have been suggested by our own observations, frequently made upon the living animals. We have included all the information which we have been able to gather as to the habits and the distributions of the lizards. The colouration of adult lizards we find to vary within wide limits in the case of many of the species, but the colour and pattern of the adults can often be explained and understood if considered as derived from the colour and pattern of young individuals, in which they are usually much more marked and constant. We have therefore, when able, described in some detail the colouration of young specimens. We have had the advantage of studying all the specimens preserved in the National Museum of Victoria, and we have to acknowledge, gratefully, the kindness and courtesy of Sir Frederick McCoy in placing the collection at our disposal for examination. We desire also to thank the following gentlemen who have assisted us in obtaining material : Professor W. B. Spencer, Dr. Dendy, C. French, Esq., F.L.S. , Dudley Le Souef, Esq., Assistant Director of the Melbourne Zoological Gardens, W. von Fremersdorff, Esq., Director of the Maryborough School of Mines, Thomas Steel, Esq., F.C.S., the Rev. E. H. Hennell, Geo. Lyell, Junr., Esq., C. C. Brittlebank, Esq., F. Reader, Esq., C. French, Junr., Esq., G. Morton, Esq., C. Martin, Esq., H. Giles, Esq., and R. Embleton, Esq.