History of Mammalogy in Belize

Miller, Bruce W. and Miller, Carolyn M. (2014) History of Mammalogy in Belize. PubliAsesores Cia. Ltda.

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    Abstract

    Formally known as British Honduras, early reference to Belize often caused confusion with collection records. Some trade skins may have been labeled "Honduras" or "Belize" reflecting the port of origin of Belize City rather than the origin of the collection location. Scant early collections and records from the mid-1800s exist with more focused collecting in the mid-1930s to early 1940s. Collecting increased sporadically in the 1970s with more focused work in the early to mid-1980s. With increased interest and efforts dedicated toward conservation, the establishment of protected areas and evaluation of wildlife corridors, there was a large expansion of multi-taxa surveys throughout the country. Many surveys focused on the charismatic mammals such as jaguar, tapir, manatee, primates, and also bats. Those efforts began in the late 1980s and continue to present the time. Unlike its Central American neighbors, Belize does not have a national repository or collections of specimens and all are in other collections.

    Item Type: Other
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      Publisher: PubliAsesores Cia. Ltda
      Keywords: bats, big cats, British Honduras, mammals, small mammals
      Subjects: (A) Biodiversity > (AG) Mammals > (AGA) Marine Mammals
      (A) Biodiversity > (AG) Mammals > (AGB) Carnivores
      (A) Biodiversity > (AG) Mammals > (AGC) Herbivores
      (A) Biodiversity > (AG) Mammals > (AGD) Small Mammals
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2014 16:23
      Last Modified: 19 Sep 2014 16:23
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1472

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