Information respecting Botanical Travellers. 221 28th, 1838, under the name here given: afterwards by Mr. Gray-under the name of H. Tasmanei (vide Ann. Nat. Hist. vol. i. p. 108. for April 1st, 1838). Mr. Gray's description of this animal is manifestly independent of mine, since his paper, though only pub-lished on the 1st of April, is dated February 10. My own know-ledge, both of this species and M.fruticus, dates from November last, when I had an opportunity of becoming acquainted with them through the kindness of Mr. Gould : the question between us, there-fore, on this point is merely one of precedence.* XXIV. — Information respecting Botanical Travellers. The following interesting communication has been received from George Bentham, Esq., Secretary to the Horticultural Society, &c. M. Theodor Kotschy, a botanical collector from Vienna, joined as botanist an expedition of Austrian geologists sent to search for use-ful fossils in the domain of the Viceroy of Egypt. With this expe-dition he touched at Greece in the year 1836, from thence went to Cairo, and after a very short stay in Syria, he spent two of the most favourable summer months of that year in the little-known chain of the Taurus. From this country he transmitted to Vienna a consi-derable collection of dried plants, containing many species entirely new, and many others only known by the collections of Tournefort and other older botanists, and only now to be found in a very few herbaria. From Syria M. Kotschy proceeded in 1837 to Nubia and Abyssi-nia, and at the time the last news were received from him at Vienna, he was in the most southern parts of Cordofan and Darfour, between 10° and 11° N. lat., and was expecting, after the rainy season, to penetrate still further south. He represents the vegetation of these countries as in the highest degree remarkable and imposing. The expedition had already met with several troops of elephants and of giraffes, and Mr. Kotschy also mentions some stems of Adansonia of an enormous size. It is probable he may be mistaken as to the iden-* Having intimated to Mr. Gray the subject of Mr. Ogilby's communica-tion, we have received from him the following note, which he had intended to send us last month, but had mislaid. — Edit. Antilope Zebra. I find that Mr. Ogilby, in a notice of some other Ante-lopes, in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society for 1836, p. 121, had pre-viously given the name of Antilope Doria to the skins of this animal noticed by Mr. Bennett ; but as he gives no additional particulars, and as the name is only incidentally mentioned, and does not even occur in the index of the volume, I had overlooked it. — J. E. Gray.