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DAWSON BROTHERS, Nos. 159 AND 161 ST. JAMES STREET.

1872.

To The Editors of this Journal are responsible only for such communications as bear their names or initials.

EDITING COMMITTEE.

Acting Editor.-J. F. WHITEAVES, F.G.S. J. W. Dawson, LL.D., F.R.S.

E. BILLINGS, F.G.S. T. STERRY HUNT, LL.D., F.R.S. P. P. CARPENTER, B.A., Ph. D. C. SMALLWOOD, M.D., LL.D., D.C.L. David A. P. Watt.

J. B. EDWARDS, Ph. D., D.C.L., Chairman.

CORRESPONDING EDITORS.

HALIFAX, N. S.-Prof. G. Lawson, Ph. D., LL.D. St. Johns, N.B.-G. F. MATTHEW, F.G.S.: London, Ont.—W, SAUNDERS.

Entered, according to the Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year one thousand

eight hundred and seventy-two, by Dawson BROTHERS, in the Office of the Minister of Agriculture.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

Annual Address of the President of the Natural History Society of Montreal. 1

The Origin of Species

9

On a new Fossil Crustacean from the Devonian Rocks of Canada. By HENRY

WOODWARD, F.G.S., F.Z.S..

18

The Post-Pliocene Geology of Canada. By J. W. Dawson, LL.D., F.R.S... 19

On the Physiography and Geology of the Island of Grand Manan. By Prof.

L. W. BAILEY.....

43

On the Oil-bearing Limestone of Chicago. By T. STERRY Hunt, LL.D., F.R.S. 54

Geological Survey of Canada

60

On the Surface Geology of New Brunswick. By G. F. MATTHEW.

89

On the Food and Habits of some of our Marine Fishes. By Prof. A. E.VERRILL 107

Abstract of Proceedings of the British Association at Edinburgh, in 1871... .. 129

The Post-Pliocene Geology of Canada. Part 2. By J. W. Dawson, LL.D.. 166

On the “Colonies ” of M. Barrande. By Prof. H. A. Nicholson, M.D....... 188

The Whale of the St. Lawrence. By Dr. J. W. ANDERSON......

203

Notes on the Primordial Rocks in the vicinity of Troy, N. Y. By S. W. FORD 209

On some new species of Palæozoic Fossils. By E. BILLINGS, F.G.S... 213

The Post-Pliocene Geology of Canada. By J. W. Dawson, LL.D.

241

On the Origin and Classification of Original or Crystalline Rocks. By Thos.

MACFARLANE ......

259

History of the Names Cambrian and Silurian in Geology. By T. STERRY

Hunt, LL.D.

281

Remarks on the Taconic Controversy. By E. BILLINGS, F.G.S.

313

On the Genus Obolellina. By E. BILLINGS, F.G.S..

326

Meteological Results for Montreal for the year 1871. By C. SMALLwood, M.D. 334

The Post-pliocene Geology of Canada. By J. W. Dawson, LL.D......... 369

History of the Names Cambrian and Silurian in Geology. By T. STERRY

Huxt, LL.D......

417

Sexual Selection in Man. By Prof. H. ALLEYNE NICHolson, M.D..

449

Additional Notes on the Taconic Controversy. By E. Billings, F.G.S... 460

On some Fossils from the Primordial Rocks of Newfoundland. By E.

Billings, F.G.S...

464

What is True Taconic? By Prof. JAMES D. DANA.....

479

GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY :-

The Ancient Lakes of Western America......

112

On the Canadian Trilobite with Legs

227

On the Structure of the Palæozoic Crinoids

345

On the supposed Legs of the Trilobite, Asaphus platycephalus ...

348

Supposed Legs of Trilobites......

350

Note on the discovery of Fossils in the Winooski Marble at Swanton, Vt. 351

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