98 THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY MONDAY, 28th FEBRUARY, 1876. William Ma.cleay, Esq., President, in the Chair. NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED. Eyre Goulburn Ellis and E. Reading, Esqs. MEMBERS ELECTED. Mr. Harrie Woods, Mr. Guilfoyle, Hon. F. Lord, Mr. Alfred Brown. The following papers were read : — Descriptions of Thirty -five new species of Land Shells from New Guinea, Australia, and Islands in Torres Straits, collected during the Chevert Expedition — by John Brazier, C.MZ.S. The collection of shells made during the voyage of the " Chevert " is very large, and comprises many species hitherto unknown. The arrangement and descriptions of them, which, by Mr. Macleay's desire, I have undertaken, is not, therefore, a thing that can be done in a day, or in one paper ; I have accordingly limited myself in this, the first of a series of papers, to the descriptions of the new species of land shells in the collection. 1. — Helix (Rhytida) Beddomei. Shell largely and openly umbilicated, rather depressly globose, very thin, obliquely closely rugosely striated on upper surface, pale yellowish brown, shining, irregularly streaked with dark yellow ; apex obtuse, whorls 4|, moderately convex, the last very large, slightly flattened and inflated in front ; suture distinct, rounded at the periphery ; base convex, nearly smooth, umbilicus perspective, margin smooth, aperture oblique, lunately ovate, peristome simple, pinkish within, margins approximating, the right descending in front, collumellar margin broad and reflected. Diam. Maj. 14, min. 11J, alt. 7 lin. Hob. Albany Island and Cape York, North Australia.