Dr. Van Peenan specimen log, DVP #164 - 356

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The field book documents the mammal collecting of Peter F. D. Van Peenan in Viet Nam, February 21 - April 4, 1968. It includes specimen log with journal entries. He was part of a Navy medical research team with M. L. Cunningham and J. F. Duncan completing a mammal survey of Côn So'n Island. Journal entries describe work and interactions with colleagues and local inhabitants (including prisoners), daily work, observations of flora and fauna, communities on the island. specimen entries cover type, location, habitat, measurements, weight, vegetation, collecting method, specimen number, and sex. There are sketches of some anatomy. Location information varies, but includes a combination of site number, distance from, region, elevation. A portion of the notebook is blank. The end of the notebook is a list of expenses, itinerary, and contacts.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 21, 1968

End Date

Apr 04, 1968

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.




Viet Nam


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-455

Collection name

Peter F. D. Van Peenan field books, Division of Mammals, 1967 - 1968

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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