R. M. Davis 29 October 1965 - 25 July 1966 Gambia and Senegal journal

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The journal documents R. M. Davis' field work as part of the African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution), October 29, 1965 - July 25, 1966. Entries are headed with date and locality (combination of country, province, town), sometimes includes distance from. Entries describe travel details, routes, specimens collected (quantity, type), collecting methods (including quantity of traps), specimen condition, temperature and humidity, habitat, vegetation (including crops), daily activities and times of day, terrain (including discussion of soil), campsites, specimen preparation, as well as interactions with colleagues and local inhabitants. At the end are tables that list type, quantity and totals per localities and regions. Locations are across Senegal and Gambia.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 29, 1965

End Date

Jul 25, 1966

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.




  • Gambia
  • Senegal


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-444

Collection name

Division of Mammals, Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, 1961 - 1972

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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