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From Shikarpore to the North and East
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.
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 Shikarpore to Dera-Ghazee-Khan the route is by way of
Oodenkote (Oodun ka kila.)
• 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.
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.
B. H. HODGSON.
1. Muscicapida Earglaiminæ,
Simus (oquos) Raya
gust 1837 respectively.
Alcopus (alkn et mouc) Sibia
Hyptiopus (UTTIOS et Touc) Baza
Comeris (koun et pıç) Sasia
ternus et Chrysonotus in Piciane.
5. Sturnida Jeterinæ ? Ampelida Leiotrichana ?
Heterornis (ετερος et ορνις) Cutia
December 1836, and February 1837.
Pseudops (Tçevdoc et wt) Carvanaca
7. Mustelina ad finem.
Mesobema (ueços et ßnua) Urva
in fact, a Gulo.
8-10. Strigida, Aberrant group,
Etoglaux (aeroc et y avě) Huhúa.
Meseidus (uecos et Eldos Bulaca
typical and most untipycal forms. Transac. 1836, Journal,
May 1837. 11. Coccothraustine,
Dermophrys (depua et oppvs) Muniæ.
feet belonging to different types.
Romeris (ρομη et ρις) Toria. 14. Sylviada ? Certhiada ? Melighagide ?
Polyodon (molus et odwv) Yuhina
Decurus (deka et ovpn) Suya.
Polypeira (πολυς et πειρα) Dahila.
Sw., and Macrourus by Gould.
16. Merulida Crateropodina.
Anura (αλφα privitiva et ουρη) Tesia
Prosorinia (προςω et ρις) Cochoα.
stands between Ampelis and Casmarhynchus.
Napophila (vanos et pudoc) Bucia
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
Temnoris (revuw seco et pıs) Suthora
22-25. Leiotrichana ?
Proparus (quasi Parus ) Minla.
Calipyga (kalos et Tuyn) Bahila.
Hemiparus (1 Tit) Siva.
Creurgus (kpsoup yos) Tenthaca.
genera is of more recent date than ours.
27-29. Cometes (countns) Chibia.
Melisseus (Bee-taker) Bhringa.
Dicrurus (Auct) Bhuchanga.
30. Buccoidæ potius Yunxina,
Piculus (diminutive of Picus) Vivia