Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, A. L. Tuttle 1967 and 1968 localities 35 - 38 journal

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The journal documents the field work of Arden L. Tuttle for the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, 1967 - 1968. Entries are organized by numbered locality and then numbered site and described with a combination of distance from town, geological landmarks, elevation. Entries describe travel details (destinations, distances, and routes, accommodations), terrain (including soil) and vegetation, weather, collecting methods (type, location, quantity), specimens collected, communities, and interactions with local inhabitants (including as collectors). There are lists organized by month relating to weather per site. Much of the collecting relates to bats. There are maps of campsites with notes relating to numbered collecting sites and numbered localities. Locations include the vicinity of Puerto Ayacucho, Montalbán, Altamira, and Nula.

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  • Venezuela
  • Puerto Ayacucho


  • 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