3 JANUARY 1880, Page 32

Catalogue of Australian Fossils. By R. Etheridge, Junior. (University Press,

Cambridge.)—We believe this is the first list yet compiled of the various species, the remains of which have been re- cognised in the rocks of the Australian continent, including Tasmania and the island of Timor. The work of collating and arranging the scattered and often imperfect observations of the original authorities has been carried out by Mr. R. Etheridge, Junior, with painstaking industry and with a clear conception of the right plan to be pursued.. It is satisfactory to find that the son of the palasontologist of the Jermyn Street Museum, Professor R. Etheridge, F.R.S., is pursuing so ably the study of the same department of geology in which his father is so distinguished an authority.