338 Miscellaneous. II. Segmenta ventralia margine lateral! membranacea, mobilia. Scrobiculi femorales piothoracis foris aj)erti. Mesosternum apice acutum. Ociili exserti. Campylus, Fisch. Elytra protlioraci sviperposita. Epiviera mesothoracica coxas at-tingentia. Oculi exserti, granulati. Frons laminata. Sulci anten-narii nulli. Prosterni processus in mucronem saltatorium sensim transiens. Coxcb posticse lamina femorali angustissima. Elytra costa marginali integra, planiuscula, recta, post coxas posticas non inflecta. Segmentum quiutum abdominis in femina post rotundatum, in mare truncatum, medio productum, segmentum sextum baud ob-tegens. (I.e. linearis, L., fr. ; 2. C. denticollis, Fabr., r.) MISCELLANEOUS. Scheuchzeria palustris, Linn. To the Editors of tlie Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Gentlemen, — With great pleasure I am enabled to record that the Rev. O. M. Fielden, incumbent of Welsh Frankton, Shropshire, has this summer (1866) detected this rare plant growing in Welsh Hampton Moss, Shropshire, and thus has added a second Shropshire locality, and a fifth British one. Only three specimens were found, one of which is now before me. I am, Gentlemen, yours, &c. W. A. Leighton. Shrewsbury, Sept. 24, 1866. On the Long-eared or Mide Deer of North America (Eucervus). By Dr. John Edward Gray, F.R.S., &c. The Long-eared or Mule Deer of the Western States of North America are very imperfectly known in Europe ; and the examina-tion of the horns, which I had not before seen, has shown me that they have been very erroneously placed with the genus Cariacus. Dr. Spencer Baird, in his excellent work on the Mammals of North America, has formed for them a distinct section of his genus Cervus. The Cariaci or Savanna Deer have the upper part of the beam of the horns curved forward, with the upper branches arising from its hinder edge ; they generally have a single subbasal snag some distance from the base ; and the outside of the metatarsus has a short broad gland. The skull is elongate, narrow, and the subor-bital pit is small. The Mule Deer, on the contrary, have a doubly forked suberect horn, like the genera Blastocerus and Furcifer of South and tropical America. They diifer from both these genera in having a large elongated gland on the outside of the metatarsus, rather differently formed horns, and a broad short skull. To this group I propose to give the generic name of Eucervus.