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The Hunterian Museum has been enriched by a rare specimen of the cetacea, the Berardins Arnuxii, through the liberality of Professor Erasmus Wilson, F.K.S., a member of the council of the Royal College of Surgeons, who has already given upwards of £5000 to the institution. In the name of Berardins Arnuxii, conferred upon this whale by Duvernoy, the captain of the French corvette Le Rhin, Berard, and the surgeon Arnoux, who jointly presented a specimen to the Museum of Paris, are commemorated in zoological literature. Only three other specimens of this animal have since been seen, and all on the coasts of New Zealand. A detailed and illustrated description of this skeleton will shortly appear in the Transactions of the Zoological Society, from the pen of Professor Flower, F.R.S., the conservator of the museum. 6.1.1872