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From Shikarpore to the North and East
To Mooltan, by way of Dehi Ahmil, on the river across the river to

Gullen Garrat, opening of the Ghaut or


Mooltan, Estimated distances 215 koss ; 23 stages for laden camels ; occupies from 23 to 26 days.

From Mooltan to Lahore, by way of Chichawntnee, across the Bendee Sheikh Morsa.

Seyud Walloo.
Munjee Baba Narmac Shah.
Surak pore.

Lahore. Estimated distance from Mooltan to Lahore 140 koss; 15 stages, and occupies with laden camels about 18 days.

To Amristse from Lahore 25 koss; or 2 stages.
From Amristse to Loodihana 40 koss ; or 4 stages.

From Shikarpore to Dera-Ghazee-Khan the route is by way of
Rogan Mittenkote and Dajil, estimated distance 170 koss ; 20 stages,
occupies 20 to 23 days.
Shikarpore to Jaysulmere by way of Sukkur and Roree.

Oodenkote (Oodun ka kila.)

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• If these distances are compared with those laid down in the late maps of these countries, it would appear that the koss was calculated at about one and half mile ; but the idea of distances by the natives is generally very vague, and they calculate more on the time occupied in a journey.


Estimated distance 100 koss; 15 stages, and occupies from 15 to 18 days. From Jaysulmere to Palee by way of Porwin and Jodhpore 120 koss ; 16 stages, and occupies 16 to 19 days. Shikarpore to the NW. to Dadur.

Royhan (edge of the desert.)
Brushoree (across the desert.)
Kassimka Joke.

90 koss; 14 stages, occupying from 7 to 10 days.

The routes above the Bolan Pass to Kelat, Kandahar, Cabool, &c. Above the Bolan. are now too well known to require repetition. From Shikarpore to the south to Karachee by way of Sehewan,

Karachee, Lorkhana, distance 150 koss ; 29 stages, Shikarpore to Karachee.

occupying from 29 to 33 days; this road is impracticable from April or May to September as far as Sehewan, and the river is the means of conveying merchandize.

Classical terminology of Natural History. By B. H. HODGson, Esq.,

Resident at the Court of Nepal.

(To the Editor of the Bengal Asiatic Journal.) SIR,

Although I think the prevalent humour of the day, which cannot tolerate any other than Greek and Roman names of genera in Zoology, is, in good part, absurd and pedantic, yet as I am told that continued non-compliance therewith on my part will be considered by most persons as a sort of excuse for past and future appropriations of my

discoveries in this branch of science, as described in your Journal, I have now the pleasure to transmit to you a series of classical substitutes for my previous local designations. Many other new forms having originally received from me classical appellations (for I am no exclusionist) need not be here noticed : of those that were priorily described by local names the following enumeration supplies, on the left hand, the new classical substitute, and, on the right, opposite thereto, the old vernacular term. A few explanations as well as dates are incorporated with the enumeration. NEPAL

I am, Sir, February, 1841.

Yours faithfully,


1. Muscicapida Earglaiminæ,

Simus (oquos) Raya
May 1836. Psarisoma, Sw. Crossodera, Gould, in May and Au-

gust 1837 respectively.

2. Meliphagide.

Alcopus (alkn et mouc) Sibia
See Jour. As. Society, January 1839.

3. Falconina,

Hyptiopus (UTTIOS et Touc) Baza
Journal December 1836, et May 1837.
4. Buccoina,

Comeris (koun et pıç) Sasia
General structure of Picumnus, but three-toed, Analogue of Ap-

ternus et Chrysonotus in Piciane.

5. Sturnida Jeterinæ ? Ampelida Leiotrichana ?

Heterornis (ετερος et ορνις) Cutia
Nearly allied to Aplonis, a subsequent genus of Gould ; Journal

December 1836, and February 1837.

6. Charadriada.

Pseudops (Tçevdoc et wt) Carvanaca
Has the Plover head (and structure generally) with a cultirostral

Journal, December 1836.

7. Mustelina ad finem.

Mesobema (ueços et ßnua) Urva
Closely allied to Helictis, which however has Molars and is,

in fact, a Gulo.

8-10. Strigida, Aberrant group,

Etoglaux (aeroc et y avě) Huhúa.

-Subtypical group.
Mesomorpha (ueços et uoppn) Urrua

Meseidus (uecos et Eldos Bulaca
Both from their strictly mediate structure between the most

typical and most untipycal forms. Transac. 1836, Journal,

May 1837. 11. Coccothraustine,

Dermophrys (depua et oppvs) Muniæ.
12-13. Columbidæ Vinagina,
Rinopus (ρις et πονς)

Diagnosis being derived from combination of bill and

feet belonging to different types.
Ditto, Ditto,

Romeris (ρομη et ρις) Toria. 14. Sylviada ? Certhiada ? Melighagide ?

Polyodon (molus et odwv) Yuhina
A strange form. Andropadus its analogue among Brachypods,
whilst it types the Honey-suckers among its own Sylvians.

Decurus (deka et ovpn) Suya.

15. Saxicoline.

Polypeira (πολυς et πειρα) Dahila.
Trans. As. Soc. 1836. This form since styled Grillioora by

Sw., and Macrourus by Gould.

16. Merulida Crateropodina.

Anura (αλφα privitiva et ουρη) Tesia
Since called Micrura by Gould. Journal Asiatic Society, Febru-

ary 1837.

17. Ampelinæ,

Prosorinia (προςω et ρις) Cochoα.
A typical ampeline form, though crested and not American,

stands between Ampelis and Casmarhynchus.

18. Meropida,

Napophila (vanos et pudoc) Bucia
This, or a very like form, since called Nyctiornis by Swainson ;

mine the prior appellation. Journal, June 1836. My bird is, in

no way or degree, a night brid. 19-20. Saxicolinæ ?

Chaitaris (xaitn et pus) Miltava

Dimorpha (de et uoppn) Siphia
India Review, March 1837.

21. Parianæ,

Temnoris (revuw seco et pıs) Suthora
The tiny stout bill is trincated and square at tip.

22-25. Leiotrichana ?

Proparus (quasi Parus ) Minla.
Philacalyα (φιεος et καλνξ) Mesia.

Calipyga (kalos et Tuyn) Bahila.
Nearly allied to Leiathrix proper.

Hemiparus (1 Tit) Siva.
Indian Review, April and May 1837.

26. Edoliana.

Creurgus (kpsoup yos) Tenthaca.
Nearly allied to Tephrodornis and Nylaus, the last of which

genera is of more recent date than ours.

27-29. Cometes (countns) Chibia.

Melisseus (Bee-taker) Bhringa.

Dicrurus (Auct) Bhuchanga.
Indian Review November 1836, and January 1837.

30. Buccoidæ potius Yunxina,

Piculus (diminutive of Picus) Vivia
Journal, February 1837, nearly allied to Asthenurus.

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