NEW BIRDS FROM KAMTSCHATKA. 97 NOTE ON THE GENERIC NAME CALODROMAS. BY ROBERT RIDGWAY. (Read February 23, 1884.) In 1873 (" Nomenclator Avium Neotropicalium," p. 156), Messrs. Sclater and Salvin proposed the name Calodromas for Eu-dromia elegans, Lafr. & D'Orb. This name, however, is preoccu pied, having been given to a genus of Coleoptera by Goudot, in 1832 (Rev. et Mag. de Zool.) I therefore propose as a substitute Calopezus (xaAo? =.pulchcr, xeZ6$ =. ptdcstris.} DIAGNOSES OF NEW SPECIES OF BIRDS FROM KAMT-SCHATKA AND THE COMMANDER ISLANDS. BY LEONHARD STEJNEGER. Read February 23, 1884, and published by permission of the Director of the U. S. National Museum. 1. Pica camtschatica, new species. DIAGNOSIS. Larger than P. caudata and with longer bill; inner webs of the longest primaries white to the extreme tip ; feathers of the throat black to the base. $ $ \ Total length, 525 mm.; wing, 218 mm.; tail f., 279 mm.; expos, culmen, 35 mm. HAB. Kamtschatka. TYPES. Nos. 89,144; 92,695, and 92,698, U. S. Nat. Mus. 2. Corvus grebnitskii, new species. DIAGNOSIS. Nearly allied to Corvus corax, from which it differs in having the fourth and fifth primaries longest, and the latter de cidedly longer than the second. $: Total length, 715 mm.; wing, 460 mm.; tail f., 255 mm. 9 : Total length. 660 mm.; wing, 426 mm.; tail f., 235 mm. HAB. Commander Islands, Bering Sea. TYPES. Nos. 92,759 and 92,760, U. S. Nat. Mus.