Notes on the zoology of the country traversed by the U.S. & Mexican Boundary Commission (Fish and Reptiles)

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Loose pages are entitled, "Notes on the zoology of the Country traversed by the U.S. & Mexican Boundary Commission (Fish and Reptiles)" document Caleb Kennerly's observations of wildlife during 1852 - 1855. Entries are numbered (if there is more than one specimen, the numbers are sequentially listed), named by genus, sometimes location, and date. Details include locations collected, locations seen and how common, appearance, behavior, and preferred environments. Wildlife collected includes a wide variety including reptile and mammal, marine and land based. Sites are usually named by town, state, or river. Locations include the United States (Texas, Manahuila River, and San Antonio River) and Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua, and Rio Grande).

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  • Zoology
  • Ichthyology


  • San Antonio
  • Rio Grande River
  • Mexico
  • Chihuahua
  • Sonora


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007202

Collection name

Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers, 1855-1860

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 10