146 Zoological Society. the pulli, whilst Kellia suborhicularis requires the tube to be closed, as it is for some time a nidus for the full development of the testaceous young. I am at this moment enabled to add, that I have just opened a very large Kellia suborhicularis having the contents of the ova-rium converted from its usual ova-like aspect into many thousands of completely testaceous young further to be developed before exclusion from the anomalous oviduct. The reason why this state of the ova has so often escaped de-tection is, that the ovarium has not been examined at the genial season. To see it as I have stated, we must attend to the in-junction of C. Lucretius — " iEtlieris et terrce geniiabile quaereretempus." I have on a card many thousands of the testaceous young taken from the matrix of the individual above mentioned, a part of which I shall have much pleasure in forwarding to any gentleman who may desire it. It gives me great pleasure that the question of the use of the anomalous tubes is at length set at rest, and the discussion as to them between Mr. Alder and myself is ended. PROCEEDINGS OF LEARNED SOCIETIES. ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY. June 27, 1848.— WilHam YarreU, Esq., V.P., in the Chair. Description of fourteen new species of Helicea, from the Collection of H. Cuming, Esq. By Dr. L. Pfeiffer. 1 . Helix vitellina, Pfr. Hel. testd angustissirriP umbilicatd, de-presso-globosd, superne minutissime decussatd, vix nitidd, fusees^ centi-vitellind ; spird breviter conoided, obtusiusculd ; anfractibus 5^ convexiusculis, ultimo antice subdescendente, infra peripheriam vix striata, juxta umbilicum contractum albo ; aperturd obliqud, lunato-rotundatd ; peristomate simplice, marginibus remotis, coltt-mellari albo, incrassato-reflexo, supern^ subdilatato. Diam. 29, altit. 18 mill. Locality unknown. 2. Helix gemma, Pfr. (Vitrina suturalis. Beck MSS.) Hel. testd subperforatd , conoideo-orbiculatd, tenui, Icevigatd, nitidd, pellucidd, virenti-hyalind ; spird depres so-conoided ; suturd sub' marginatd ; anfractibus 4 vix convexiusculis, sensim accrescentibus , ultimo non descendente ; aperturd par lim obliqud, rotundato-lunari ; peristomate simplice, recto, margine columellari brevi, arcuato, superne reflexiusculo . Diam. 9, altit. 5 mill. From the islands of Luzon and Camiguing ; collected by Mr. Cu-ming.