Excerpt from Geological Magazine, 1883, Vol. 10 Some years ago my friend Mr. Robert Damon, F. G. S., of Weymouth, visited the Cretaceous deposits of the Leban, and when at that place he was so fortunate as to make the acquaintance of the Rev. E. R. Lewis, M. A., F. G. S., Professor in the Syrian Protestant College, Beirut, Syria. Since that date Prof. Lewis has sent home many interesting collections of fossils from the w classical localities of Hakel and Sahel-Alma. The choicest of these palaeontological treasures are to be found preserved in the British Museum, Natural History Collection, Cromwell Road. Of the various organic remains met with in these Leban Cretaceous rocks, fossil Fishes are the prevalent type. Only a very few genera and species from this district, so rich in ichthyological treasures, have at present been described; it is to be hoped, however, that some expert may ere long be tempted to devote his attention to their fuller elucidation. I have given a tice of two new and remarkably interesting types of Crustacea from Hakel, viz. Squilla Lewisii, and Limulus Syriacus (see Quart. Journ. Geol. Soc. 1879, vol. xxxv. pl. xxvi. pp. 552-556), but many more Crustaceans remain to be figured. I propose on the present occasion to tice the occurrence of a new species of decapodous Dibranchiate Cephalopod represented by a small but nearly entire individual preserved on a slab of limestone from Sahel Alma. Sahel Alma, writes Prof. E. R. Lewis, may be visited from Beirut in a single day, with an allowance of two or three hours at the locality. We leave Beirut early, pass by the traditional site of St. George's encounter with the Dragon, canter over the sandy beach of St. George's Bay, and stumble on the remains of an old Roman road which cuts through a cave, leaving exposed to this day a breccia of bone, flint flakes, etc. In specimens of this, submitted to Dr. Fraas, he has recognized Bos priscus, superior and inferior molar, Rhiceros tichorhinus, inferior molar. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.