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S. B. Akpan - R. Smithers

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The notebook documents ectoparasites collected by various collectors for the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project. Collectors include S. B. Akpan (no date, collector numbers 31 - 249), John E. W. Dixon (1964, collector numbers 222 - 363, South Africa), Ted A. Heist (1964, collector number 161 - 307, South Africa), Stephen D. Durrant (1966, collector numbers 3810 - 3867, South Africa), Hepplewhite and Liversedge (HL 72 - HL85 [non sequential]), Dorothy L. Herbert (collector numbers 18-20), G. R. Hughes (1964, collector numbers 126 - 277, South Africa), A. Kofi (1967, collector numbers 1 - 226), A. L. Moore (1963 - 1964, collector numbers 1 - 96, Mozambique, South Africa, Bechuanaland Protectorate[Botswana]), Rautenbach (1967, collector numbers 101 - 571), M. Samerjian (1966, collector numbers 1 - 34), R. Smithers (1966, collector numbers BP 1360 - BP 1390). Lists include information for catalog number; presence of fleas, mites, ticks, lice, other; host genus; and remarks. Remarks include recording no parasites, location where parasites found on host, or specimen preparation. |Collectors listed on the cover includes Collectors listed include S. B. Akpan, John E. W. Dixon, Ted A. Heist, Stephen D. Durrant, Dean E. Harvey, George R. Hughes, A. Kofi, Alvin L. Moore, L. Rautenbach, M. Samerjian, and R. Smithers.

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  • Entomology
  • Mammalogy
  • Mammals--Parasites


  • Mozambique
  • Botswana
  • South Africa


  • 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