H. W. Setzer (2001 - 6788) 11 April 1949 - 25 August 1978 catalog

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The field catalog documents the mammal specimens collected by H. W. Setzer, 1949 - 1978. A portion was collected for the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project. Entries are dated and headed with locality (country, region, town, sometimes distance from, sometimes elevation, latitude and longitude). Lists include specimen number, sex, name, sometimes USNM catalog number, 4 measurements, sometimes weight. Sometimes includes notes about specimen preparation, quantity and measurements of embryos, collecting method, and additional measurements. Includes bird specimens. Collecting locations include United States (Alaska, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania), Costa Rica, East Aden Protectorate [Yemen], Iran, Libya, Mexico, Panama (including Barro Colorado), and West Pakistan. Locations in Africa during the African Mammal Project include Libya, Chad, Rhodesia, South Africa, Mozambique, Senegal, Bechuanaland [Botswana], Nigeria, Mauritania, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia.

Date Range

1949 - 1978

Start Date

Apr 11, 1949

End Date

Aug 25, 1978

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.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • New York
  • United States
  • Africa
  • Libya
  • Costa Rica
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pakistan
  • Iran
  • Panama
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Maryland
  • Yemen


  • 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