Field notes, Panama, 1957

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Abstract

The notes document the field work of Charles O. Handley, Jr., in Panama, 1957. Begins with a lists of notes and reminders as well as contact information, supplies to take, expenses, descriptions and sketches of fauna, list of phonetically spelled local names for wildlife with English common name, notes on collecting methods per numbered bat nets, lists of specimens per net with scientific name and specimen number. Some entries include dates describing terrain and vegetation, weather and totals for specimens collected. There is a section headed as bird notes. These include a list of types with scientific name or common name followed by description of appearance. Includes a note indicating Eira Barbara. Locations include RdP., Cerro Azul, and Mandinga in San Blas.

Date Range

1957

Start Date

1957

End Date

1957

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.

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Panama
  • San Blas

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-448

Collection name

Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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