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

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Creator

  • Kennerly, Caleb Burwell Rowan, d. 1861
  • United States and Mexican Boundary Survey (1848-1855)

Abstract

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).

Date Range

1852-1855

Start Date

1852

End Date

1855

Access Information

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Topic

  • Ichthyology
  • Zoology

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 10