J. W. LeDuc, J. J. L. Pretorius, 0. F. Graupner, S. J. Liversedge, L. W. Robbins

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The notebook documents ectoparasites collected for the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, 1967 - 1969. The notebook lists catalog numbers for by J. W. LeDuc, J. L. L. Pretorius, 0. F. Graupner, S. J. Liversedge, L. W. Robbins. Most records included document parasites founding, listing and the presence of fleas, mites, ticks, lice; genus of host (sometimes sex); and remarks. Records for J. W. LeDuc document specimen numbers (B1 - B14; 100 - 2543; series of non sequential numbers). Remarks include notes when no parasites are found, color indication (i.e. green, blue, red), parasite location, and additional unidentified information. Includes bird specimens. There was also a list of campsites (latitude and longitude), date, habitat, time (sometimes listed as range of hours), and remarks about collecting work completed (quantity of specimens) or habitat (Ghana in 1967, and Dahomey [Benin] in 1968). There is a list of fish publications; notes and instructions about what specimens were checked for parasites; notes on bugs detailing where they usually reside on specimen. The materials include ectoparasite records of Pretorius for specimen numbers (111 - 878) for 1969; 0. E. Graupner (108 - 706) for 1969; and S. J. Liversedge (100 - 925) for 1969.

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  • Animals
  • Entomology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Mammals--Parasites
  • Ornithology


  • Benin
  • Africa
  • Ghana


  • 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