Bailey, Vernon Orlando, 1888-1889

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The field catalog and specimen notes document collecting by Vernon Orlando Bailey in the United States, May 21, 1888 - May 22, 1889. Data includes collector number, sex, type (common and scientific name), locality, date collected, length, tail length, height, and remarks (usually pertaining to method caught, method prepared, additional location description, elevation, or observed behavior). Specimen notes are dated entries, headed with type and number. Descriptions cover details of collection, stomach contents, terrain, and behavior. Locations include Dakota (Pierre); Nebraska; Wyoming (Medicine Mountains); Utah territory; Arizona (Mojave desert); Nevada; California.

Date Range


Start Date

May 21, 1888

End Date

May 22, 1889

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.




  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Medicine Mountains
  • South Dakota
  • California
  • North Dakota
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-218

Collection name

Division of Mammals Collection, Vernon Bailey Field Notes, 1887-1889, and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals