Murie, Olaus Johan, Alaska - Wyoming, February 1911 - August 1961

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The field catalog documents the mammals collected by Olaus Johan Murie across the United States and Canada, February 12, 1911 - August 1961. Pages are numbered. Notes in the front of the volume state that "mammals 87 - 400 are missing, 1401 - 3731 in FWS catalog book, and 1926 - 3729 in black binder." Entries cover specimen number (1 - 4319), sex, name (scientific), measurements (3 types), date, locality (town campsite #'s, geological landmarks, state or province, and distances from landmarks), and remarks. Remarks include a combination of additional location information (including distance from landmarks), habitat and vegetation, collector, collecting method, specimen preparation, quantity of fetuses, and weight. Locations include Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon (Klamath Falls), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, United States; British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, Hudson Bay, Canada.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 12, 1911

End Date

Jul 31, 1961

Access Information

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  • Canada
  • United States


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-443

Collection name

Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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