United States Exploring Expedition, specimen lists (volume)

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This item consists of bird specimen lists and species lists from the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition). Dates are unclear so general values based on the expedition are provided. Localities include but are not limited to the United States, Brazil, Chile, Australia, and the Philippines. Specimen lists are primarily composed of collecting by Titian Ramsay Peale and R. J. Pollard, with some dates, localities, sex information, and USNM numbers. There is a list of species described by Peale dated 1848 (after the expedition), as well as a list of "duplicate" birds in storage indexed with tabs. USNM numbers are present for most specimens.

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At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Philippines
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Australia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-484

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition, Specimen Lists from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 34