378 THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY altogether deified, are held in considerable reverence, and kept in a large house set aside for their reception, and into which no female is allowed to enter. They are rude representations of saints with palm leaves held in their hands, the fronds curving over their heads ; others have what I take to represent rays of glory ; some with Elizabethan collars and tall conical hats ; others again, with a sort of helmet or cock's comb-like ridge over the crown, and holding palm leaves, as if for a canopy, over them. I scarcely know which is the more interesting, this deposit of Globigerina chalk, with its masses of minute shells, or the fact of these carvings representing the Elizabethan and old Spanish mode of dress, which points to the probability of the early Spanish voyagers having visited these Islands. Mr. Brown informs me that the chalk is thrown up by the sea after earthquakes and tidal waves, in large massss, which fact seems to point to quite another origin of these Islands than is generally supposed. I have forwarded some portions of this Globigerina chalk to Professor Liversidge, who will doubtless give us a full account of its analysis in due time. On Perameles Cockerellii. By E. P. Ramsay, F.L.S. Not having an opportunity of examining the teeth of this species when describing the animal, I take the first opportunity of sup-plying this omission, as far as possible, with a remark on the coloration : — Incisors §'.§, I can find no trace of the 5th (large posterior J incisor ; canines \\\, these are, comparatively speaking, very small, and about equal in length to the first premolar; premolars |;|; molars 4;^, all developed, comparatively broad. The distance between the posterior incisor to the canine is 0*2 ; to the first true molar, 0"7.