Field book - south Mexico, October 1981, and Yucatan, February-March 1982

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Field notes document the work of James Lynch in southern Mexico to study salamanders during October 11-23, 1981, and Yucatan to study distributional ecology of wintering migrants [birds], February 14 - March 5, 1982. The loose sheets are headed with route, date, followed by narrative style entries describing travel details, purpose of travel, work completed, hand drawn maps relating to field work, habitat and vegetation (common name). Collecting information includes locality with elevation as well as type (scientific name) and quantity of specimens, sometimes identifier (e.g. SI81-18). The trip to Yucatan includes many of the same details along with descriptions of numbered vegetation plots. Also includes photocopies of maps and specimen catalogue.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 11, 1981

End Date

Mar 05, 1982

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  • Animals
  • Herpetology )) lcsh
  • Birds
  • Salamanders
  • Ornithology


  • Yucatán
  • Mexico


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-003

Collection name

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Research Records, 1964-1999

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 10 Folder 17