Ryan, P. F. - catalog and field notes

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


The field catalog and notes document the mammal collecting of P. F. Ryan in Viet Nam, 1965 -1966. Catalog entries cover location (combination of geological landmark, distance from, region, nation), date, specimen number (82 - 320), sex, type (scientific name), altitude, 4 measurements, weight, characteristics of anatomy including measurements of sexual organs and presence of embryos. Field notes (journal) are dated and cover travel details, collecting methods, vegetation, specimens collected, selection of collecting sites (relating to disease out breaks like Plague). Appears to be collecting completed relating to disease outbreaks near American military locations. There are lists of specimens collected, followed by catalog (note states it was transcribed from the original). It lists number, type, measurements, and location. there are also species notes on Liolepis. Locations include but not limited to Da Nang, Sontra Mountain [Sơn Trà].

Date Range


Start Date


End Date


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
  • Sơn Trà


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-120

Collection name

P. F. Ryan Field Book, Division of Mammals, 1965 - 1966

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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