( 13) 2. New Araclinida collected by Mr. S. C. Cronwright Schreiner at Hanover, Cape Colony. With Plate I. By W. F. PURCELL, Ph.D., First Assistant. THE altitude of the town of Hanover is 4,686 ft. above sea-level, and the district of that name forms part of the high-lying arid karroo-plateau which occupies the interior of Cape Colony. During the last four months of 1901 and the beginning of 1902 Mr. S. C. Cronwright Schreiner set himself to collect the Arachnid fauna of this district, and with very remarkable success got together several thousands of specimens, which were well preserved in spirits and given to the South African Museum. Although the great bulk of this collection was made by Mr. Schreiner himself in the immediate neighbourhood of the town of Hanover, a considerable number of specimens were obtained on farms in the district by the Dutch farmers and their children, whose services were enlisted, the farms mentioned in this paper in this connection being Vlagkop, Palmiet-fontein, and Poortjesfontein, all 5-6 miles north of Hanover ; Eier-fontein, about 8-9 miles west of Hanover ; and Krapfontein, about 15 miles west of Hanover. Mr. Schreiner was particularly successful in collecting a large number of specimens of trap-door spiders, which, although numerous, require considerable perseverance as well as experience to detect in their well-concealed burrows. Three large trap-door spiders (a Gory//-rella and 2 species of Stasimopus) of the family Ctenizidce were found to be common in the district, but 2 smaller species of the same family and 1 of the family Miyidce were also obtained, all these spiders being new. Mr. Schreiner also found numbers of a trap-door Lycosa ''' and of a most interesting new Eresid, which, although not belonging to a trap-door-building family, constructs the remarkable nest described and figured further on. * No doubt L. doinicola, Sim., but I cannot discover the original description of this species, which is mentioned in Simon, Araign., 2-Ed , r. 2, pp. 32U and 341.