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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Arrangement note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paul Elias field notes
    Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0048
    Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.0 Volumes
    Date (inclusive): 1974-1977
    Abstract: This guide describes the Paul Elias field note volumes bound at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Creator: Elias, Paul

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Processed by: Kira Dodd, November 2012
    Encoded by: Christina V. Fidler, December 2012

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul Elias field notes, MVZA.MSS.0048, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives in writing for approval. Please contact the Museum Archivist for further information.

    Biographical note

    In 1974, as an undergraduate working at the University of California’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Paul Elias traveled to Finca Chiblac in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes of Guatemala. While there, he discovered two new genera of salamander, later named Nyctanolis pernix and Bradytriton silus. Elias would continue on to receive a Master of Arts degree in zoology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1979 with his thesis, "The Salamanders of Northwestern Guatemala." He then earned a second Master of Arts degree in biology from Harvard University in 1982.
    Sources Consulted:
    Rhodin, Anders G.J. and Kenneth Miyata, eds. Advances in Herpetology and Evolutionary Biology: Essays in Honor of Ernest E. Williams. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology,1983. Biodiversity Heritage Library PDF.
    Papenfuss, Theodore J, Carlos Vásquez-Almazán, and Sean M. Rovito. “Rediscovery of the Endangered and Critically Endangered endemic Guatemalan salamanders.” Froglog 93 (2010): 1-4. http://www.amphibians.org/resources/publications/froglog/.

    Scope and Contents note

    The Paul Elias field note collection consists of two bound volumes. The first volume contains the journal of a 1974 trip to Guatemala and retains its original binding. The second volume contains catalogues and journal entries from Guatemala and Mexico between 1975 and 1977, originally maintained by the author in three-ring field note binders and later bound per Museum of Vertebrate Zoology standards.

    Arrangement note

    The arrangement of the collection is listed chronologically and in its original form. The sections are bound in the order presented in this guide.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Central America, Guatemala
    Field notes