Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, A. L. Tuttle 1968, localities 39 -44 journal

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The journal documents the field work of Arden L. Tuttle for the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, 1968. Entries are organized by collecting location, these being number localities and further divided into numbered sites. Dates are not listed. There are hand drawn maps through out, with extensive notes showing geological and geographical landmarks per locality. Entries are headed with location (combination of town or region, distance form elevation, latitude and longitude, sometimes landmarks like ranches) and describe vegetation and terrain, habitat, state of infrastructure, travel details (routes, distances, destinations, campsites with descriptions of setup), weather and rainfall (sometimes listed for range of time), collecting method (time, quantity, type, includes live traps), communities visited, and interactions with local inhabitants. There are tables recording quantities and totals of specimens collected, by type (birds, lizards, snakes), also listing scientific name and how prepared. There is a sketch indicating how nets were placed. Locations include the vicinity of Zulia, Bolivar, Monagas, Falcón, Lara, and Carabobo.

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  • Lara
  • Venezuela
  • Monagas
  • Falcón
  • Zulia
  • Bolivar
  • Carabobo


  • 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