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Collection name:
James A. Peters papers, and records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians : series 15, field notes, 1946-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 49 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Scientific illustrations
Place:
Mexico
La Barra de Navidad
Michoacán
Jalisco
Maruata
Coahuayana
Colima, Nevado de
La Placita
Guadalajara
Taxco de Alarcón
Morelia
Aquila
Maquili
Mexico City
Ciudad de México
Date Range:
1949-1950
Start Date:
1949
End Date:
19500819
Abstract:
In this item, Peters records collecting events taking place between 1949 and 1950. Some pages seem out of order in this unbound notebook. At the beginning of the item is a Gazetteer of location names with descriptions. Most of these locations are within the Mexican state of Michoacan. Peters writes almost daily entries which often include detailed descriptions of the plants, soil, and surrounding environment, travel time, elevations, and air and water temperatures when applicable. Also included in these accounts are lists of reptile and amphibian specimens collected. Other materials include lists of photos taken, supply lists and laundry lists. Many of the specimen entries towards the latter part of the field notes are prefaced with sketches of specimen with citations from published works. There are many of what seems to be detailed examinations of specimen, some include illustrations. Two possible citations are to the work of Edward Harrison Taylor and Hobart M. Smith. Includes some typewritten notes like "Key to Sceloporus to be found in Jalisco and Michoacan".
Topic:
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Accession #:
SIA RU007175
Access Information:
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James A. Peters papers, and records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians : series 15, field notes, 1946-1965
See more records associated with this person:
Peters, James Arthur, 1922-1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI79