skip to content
The Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project (1961-1972) : an annotated gazetteer of collecting localities and summary of its taxonomic and geographic scope Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project (1961-1972) : an annotated gazetteer of collecting localities and summary of its taxonomic and geographic scope

Author: David F Schmidt; Craig A Ludwig; Michael D Carleton; African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution/Scholarly Press, 2008.
Series: Smithsonian contributions to zoology, no. 628.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Conceived and directed by Henry W. Setzer, the African Mammal Project (1961-1972) covered portions of 20 countries concentrated in the norther, western, and southern regions of Africa and generated over 63,000 specimens of mammals. The geographic foundation of this ambitious field program is documented as an annotated gazetteer that provides coordinate data for 785 cardinal collecting localities, collectors' names  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Gazetteers
Catalogs
Catalogs and collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution).
Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project (1961-1972).
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution/Scholarly Press, 2008
(OCoLC)820698933
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David F Schmidt; Craig A Ludwig; Michael D Carleton; African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution)
OCLC Number: 192050055
Description: 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Henry W. Setzer and the African Mammal Project --
Annotated gazetteer of the African Mammal Project.
Series Title: Smithsonian contributions to zoology, no. 628.
Responsibility: David F. Schmidt, Craig A. Ludwig, and Michael D. Carleton.

Abstract:

Conceived and directed by Henry W. Setzer, the African Mammal Project (1961-1972) covered portions of 20 countries concentrated in the norther, western, and southern regions of Africa and generated over 63,000 specimens of mammals. The geographic foundation of this ambitious field program is documented as an annotated gazetteer that provides coordinate data for 785 cardinal collecting localities, collectors' names and dates of collection, general ecological descriptions, and mammalian genera obtained at each site. In georeferencing localities, emphasis was given to primary archival sources--original specimen labels, collectors' field journals, and contemporaneous field maps. Most localities surveyed fell within the Northern Savanna and Southern Savanna biotic zones. The Mediterranean, Sahara Desert, Guinea High Forest, and Southwest Arid zones were moderately sampled; the Southwest Cape and Afromontane zones were minimally represented. The principal inventory method applied by field teams involved multiple transect lines of snap traps, supplemented by hunting, roost searching, mist-netting, and specimen purchasing. Total collecting effort varied immensely among countries, from 13 days (Chad) to 770 days (South Africa), and the number of specimens obtained was strongly correlated; length of dedicated site inventory mostly ranged from 3 to 8 days of collecting effort per cardinal locality. The resulting 63,213 vouchers include examples of 15 orders, 47 families, and 208 genera of African mammals; Rodentia (705) and Chiroptera (20%) are most abundantly represented. The historical genesis of the African Mammal Project and its scientific goals as developed by H.W. Setzer are reviewed in the introduction to the gazetteer.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/192050055> # The Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project (1961-1972) : an annotated gazetteer of collecting localities and summary of its taxonomic and geographic scope
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "192050055" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/dcu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Place/washington_d_c> ; # Washington, D.C.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Organization/national_museum_of_natural_history_u_s> ; # National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080263> ; # Mammals--Washington (D.C.)
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/154226731> ; # National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1006939> ; # Mammal surveys
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1006959> ; # Mammals--Collection and preservation
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Topic/mammals_africa_geographical_distribution> ; # Mammals--Africa--Geographical distribution
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Topic/djurgeografi> ; # Djurgeografi
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204505> ; # Washington (D.C.)
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/148143484> ; # African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1006984> ; # Mammals--Geographical distribution
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Place/africa> ; # Africa
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Topic/mammal_surveys_africa> ; # Mammal surveys--Africa
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Topic/mammals_collection_and_preservation_africa> ; # Mammals--Collection and preservation--Africa
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Topic/daggdjur_afrika> ; # Däggdjur--Afrika
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/599.096074753/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1239509> ; # Africa
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1006948> ; # Mammals
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/9974651> ; # Michael D. Carleton
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/163904945> ; # Craig A. Ludwig
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/162145462> ; # David F. Schmidt
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/148143484> ; # African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution)
   schema:datePublished "2008" ;
   schema:description "Conceived and directed by Henry W. Setzer, the African Mammal Project (1961-1972) covered portions of 20 countries concentrated in the norther, western, and southern regions of Africa and generated over 63,000 specimens of mammals. The geographic foundation of this ambitious field program is documented as an annotated gazetteer that provides coordinate data for 785 cardinal collecting localities, collectors' names and dates of collection, general ecological descriptions, and mammalian genera obtained at each site. In georeferencing localities, emphasis was given to primary archival sources--original specimen labels, collectors' field journals, and contemporaneous field maps. Most localities surveyed fell within the Northern Savanna and Southern Savanna biotic zones. The Mediterranean, Sahara Desert, Guinea High Forest, and Southwest Arid zones were moderately sampled; the Southwest Cape and Afromontane zones were minimally represented. The principal inventory method applied by field teams involved multiple transect lines of snap traps, supplemented by hunting, roost searching, mist-netting, and specimen purchasing. Total collecting effort varied immensely among countries, from 13 days (Chad) to 770 days (South Africa), and the number of specimens obtained was strongly correlated; length of dedicated site inventory mostly ranged from 3 to 8 days of collecting effort per cardinal locality. The resulting 63,213 vouchers include examples of 15 orders, 47 families, and 208 genera of African mammals; Rodentia (705) and Chiroptera (20%) are most abundantly represented. The historical genesis of the African Mammal Project and its scientific goals as developed by H.W. Setzer are reviewed in the introduction to the gazetteer."@en ;
   schema:description "Introduction -- Henry W. Setzer and the African Mammal Project -- Annotated gazetteer of the African Mammal Project."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/197221665> ;
   schema:genre "Gazetteers"@en ;
   schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
   schema:genre "Catalogs"@en ;
   schema:genre "National government publication"@en ;
   schema:genre "Catalogs and collections"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Series/smithsonian_contributions_to_zoology> ; # Smithsonian contributions to zoology ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/820698933> ;
   schema:name "The Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project (1961-1972) : an annotated gazetteer of collecting localities and summary of its taxonomic and geographic scope"@en ;
   schema:productID "192050055" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/192050055#PublicationEvent/washington_d_c_smithsonian_institution_scholarly_press_2008> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Agent/smithsonian_institution_scholarly_press> ; # Smithsonian Institution/Scholarly Press
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/192050055> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Agent/smithsonian_institution_scholarly_press> # Smithsonian Institution/Scholarly Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Smithsonian Institution/Scholarly Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Organization/national_museum_of_natural_history_u_s> # National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Place/washington_d_c> # Washington, D.C.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Washington, D.C." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Series/smithsonian_contributions_to_zoology> # Smithsonian contributions to zoology ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/192050055> ; # The Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project (1961-1972) : an annotated gazetteer of collecting localities and summary of its taxonomic and geographic scope
   schema:name "Smithsonian contributions to zoology ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Topic/mammals_africa_geographical_distribution> # Mammals--Africa--Geographical distribution
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010100350> ;
   schema:name "Mammals--Africa--Geographical distribution"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/197221665#Topic/mammals_collection_and_preservation_africa> # Mammals--Collection and preservation--Africa
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080265> ;
   schema:name "Mammals--Collection and preservation--Africa"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080263> # Mammals--Washington (D.C.)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Mammals--Washington (D.C.)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1006939> # Mammal surveys
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Mammal surveys"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1006948> # Mammals
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Mammals"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1006959> # Mammals--Collection and preservation
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080265> ;
   schema:name "Mammals--Collection and preservation"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1006984> # Mammals--Geographical distribution
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080268> ;
   schema:name "Mammals--Geographical distribution"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204505> # Washington (D.C.)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Washington (D.C.)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1239509> # Africa
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Africa" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/148143484> # African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/154226731> # National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/162145462> # David F. Schmidt
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Schmidt" ;
   schema:givenName "David F." ;
   schema:name "David F. Schmidt" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/163904945> # Craig A. Ludwig
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Ludwig" ;
   schema:givenName "Craig A." ;
   schema:name "Craig A. Ludwig" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/9974651> # Michael D. Carleton
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Carleton" ;
   schema:givenName "Michael D." ;
   schema:name "Michael D. Carleton" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/820698933>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project (1961-1972)." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/192050055> ; # The Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project (1961-1972) : an annotated gazetteer of collecting localities and summary of its taxonomic and geographic scope
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/192050055>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/192050055> ; # The Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project (1961-1972) : an annotated gazetteer of collecting localities and summary of its taxonomic and geographic scope
   schema:dateModified "2016-05-10" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.