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Whitney South Sea expedition. Field catalogs Aug. 1931-Jan. 1935, spec. nos. 41587-45237, localities, Guam, Tinian, New Britain, Talele, Rook, Long, Admiralty, Lihir, etc., etc.

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dc.contributor.author Coultas, William F.
dc.contributor.author Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941)
dc.contributor.author American Museum of Natural History.
dc.contributor.author American Museum of Natural History. Department of Ornithology. Whitney South Sea Expeditions Collection.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-06T20:06:31Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-06T20:06:31Z
dc.date.issued 1931
dc.identifier.uri http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6821
dc.description 8 volumes (7, 31, 29, 29, 57, 37, 33, 32 leaves) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm, Unbound pages, v. 1. Nos. 41587-41803, Guam, Marianne Islands, Aug. 10-Aug. 22, 1931 -- v. 2. Nos. 41801-42387, Tinian, Marianne Islands, Sept. 7, 1931-Dec. 20, 1931 -- v. 3. Nos. 43288-42919, New Britain, New Guinea, Mar. 1, 1932-June 23, 1932 -- v. 4. Nos. 42920-43448, New Britain, July 20, 1932-Sept. 11, 1932 -- v. 5. Nos. 43449-44507, Bungula Bay, October 1932-June 1933 -- v. 6. Nos. 44508-45209, New Britain, Talele Islands, July 16, 1933-Jan. 31, 1934 -- v. 7. Nos. 45210-45775, Admiralty Islands, Feb. 10, 1934-July 28, 1934 -- v. 8. Nos. 45776-46382, Lihir Group, Sept. 7, 1934-Nov, 1934. en_US
dc.description.abstract The AMNH Whitney South Sea Expedition was an expedition initiated by Dr. Leonard C. Sanford and funded by Harry Payne Whitney, with the mission of systematically exploring Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia for previously undiscovered or little-known bird specimens. It was the largest ornithological expedition ever conceived. Active field research was conducted from 1920 to 1941. These unbound specimen sheets created by Coultas reflect the better part of his leadership tenure of the Expedition and an array of collected specimens. Coultas was a professional collector who participated in the expedition from late 1929 to 1935. He was selected to be the third leader, directing the expedition between 1930 and 1935. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship CLIR en_US
dc.subject Birds -- Papua New Guinea. en_US
dc.subject Birds -- Micronesia. en_US
dc.subject Coultas, William F. -- Travel -- Papua New Guinea. en_US
dc.subject Coultas, William F. -- Travel -- Micronesia. en_US
dc.subject Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941) en_US
dc.subject Scientific expeditions -- Oceania. en_US
dc.subject France (Schooner) en_US
dc.title Whitney South Sea expedition. Field catalogs Aug. 1931-Jan. 1935, spec. nos. 41587-45237, localities, Guam, Tinian, New Britain, Talele, Rook, Long, Admiralty, Lihir, etc., etc. en_US
dc.title.alternative W.F. Coultas field catalogs August 1931-January 1935 en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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