Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, Norman Peterson, 1 April - 30 June journal

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The journal documents the field work of Norman Peterson for the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, April 1 - June 30, 1967. Entries are dated and include numbered lists detailing specimen collecting. These describe collecting method (type, quantity, location), type and quantity of specimens collected (mammals, amphibians, birds), temperature and weather, habitat, range of time, sometimes range of specimen numbers processed (12534 - 13806), and additional information about collecting event including comments. There are hand drawn maps of collecting sites. Sometimes there are references to blood samples. Other entries are narratives describing daily events and communications with C. O. Handley. There are sometimes detailed descriptions of numbered collecting areas, including vegetation (type) and terrain. Locations are described with a combination of town or region, distance from, altitude, and latitude and longitude.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 01, 1967

End Date

Jun 30, 1967

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
  • Herpetology
  • Entomology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology




  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-449

Collection name

Division of Mammals, Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, 1965 - 1968

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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