Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, Merlin D. Tuttle, 16 August - 20 September 1965 journal

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The journal documents the field work of Merlin D. Tuttle for the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, August 16 - September 20, 1965. Entries are headed with date and location (country, distance from town or region, sometimes landmarks (i.e. hotels). Entries are written on one side of loose leaf pages, on reverse side are notes about collecting sites and results. Entries describe travel details (accommodations, route), daily activities, interactions with local inhabitants and colleagues, weather, terrain including elevation, vegetation (types and description), specimens collected (mammals, birds, including quantity and sometimes specimen numbers), collecting methods (type, location, quantity), and logistics. Collecting sites are numbered. Locations are in the vicinity of Caracas [Distrito Federal].

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 16, 1965

End Date

Sep 20, 1965

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


  • Venezuela
  • Distrito Federal


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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