Mearns, Edgar A., Africa, 1909-1912

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The catalog documents Edgar A. Mearns' collecting across Africa, 1909-1912. Includes field number, USNM catalog number, sex, type (scientific name), location, date, measurements, and notes usually referring to habitat, specimen preparation, condition, altitude, appearance, presence of fetuses. In the front of the volume is an illustration and key to types of specimen measurements. Locations include British East Africa [Kenya], N'guasso Nyiro River, Nairobi, Lake Nawaska, Mt. Kenia [Kirinyaga], Changamuve, Kenya; Uganda; Congo; Smithe Island, Virginia.

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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.




  • Changamwe
  • Nairobi
  • United States
  • Africa
  • Uganda
  • Kirinyaga
  • Kenya
  • Virginia
  • Congo


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-263

Collection name

Division of Mammals collection, Edgar Alexander Mearns Field Books, 1872 - 1893

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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