Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, Merlin D. Tuttle 29 December 1966 - 3 August 1967 localities 25 - 34 journal

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The journal documents the field work of Merlin D. Tuttle for the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, December 29, 1966 - August 3, 1967. Pages are numbered (1 - 125). Entries are headed with date and location (combination of town or region, geological landmark, distance from). Entries describe travel details (campsites, route), vegetation (type, measurements), terrain (elevation), and weather. Numbered collecting sites are individually described (broken down by numbered locality and then numbered site), with information about local inhabitants and their communities, observed flora (types, appearance, and measurements) and fauna, collecting method (type, quantity, location), and specimens collected (scientific name, quantity). There are totals and tables relating to specimens collected (birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, mammals). There are sketches vegetation (nesting sites). Locations include the vicinity of Amazonas (Cerro Duida), Río Mavaca, Río Orinoco, and Río Manapiare.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 29, 1966

End Date

Aug 03, 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
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Venezuela
  • Amazonas
  • Río Manapiare
  • Mavaca, Río
  • Río Orinoco
  • Duida, Cerro


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Sketches

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