Canadian mystery localities

John McNeill johnm at ROM.ON.CA
Fri Jan 26 08:16:54 CST 1996

Apologies if this has already been posted - I tried whenever Robin's
e-mail arrived yesterday, but it has not "bounced back" yet - and
apologies to all those others who recognize North Gower.  John

From: John McNeill, Director, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park,
      Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6, Canada.
      Tel.: 416-586-5639      Fax: 416-586-8044
      e-mail: johnm at

> Alfred,
> Here are some of your answers.  For places such as Fish Creek, Sask,
> you will have to get more info (collector, etc.), as there are over a
> half dozen such names.

A few comments on some of Robin Leach's responses:

16.  Nfld, Avalon Peninsula, Turks Water.  Contact Dave Larson, Biology
     Memorial U, St John's, Nfld.

There is Turks Cove on the Carbonear Peninsula (between Conception and
Trinity Bays) (part of the Avalon Peninsula).

17.  Northern Peninsual, Parsons Road, Nfld.  Contact Dave Larson.

I think this is probably Parsons Pond (not Road), just north of Gros
Morne National Park on the Northern Peninsula.

18.  Port Credit, Ontario??  43 degrees 33'N, 79 degrees 35'W.

More likely just to be anywhere on the Credit River that enters Lake
Ontario at Port Credit, now part of Missisauga, in the Greater Toronto

21.  North Gore, Ontario.  I have a feeling that this is part of Toronto.

I do not know this in Toronto; could it be North Gower (pronounced
Gore), just south of Ottawa?

28.  St, Anne de Bellevue ...                           MacDonald
     College, once the aggie part of McGill University?

Yes, but there are so many St. Anne's in Quebec province (probably over
100) ....!  St.  Anne de Beupre, a shrine and tourist site down river
from Quebec City, is one of the best known - though, of course, the
MacDonald campus of McGill (at the west end of Montreal island) might be
more likely for biological collecting.

> Hope that this helps a bit.  Robin Leech

On Wed, 24 Jan 1996, Alfred F. Newton wrote:

>      Thanks to help from more than two dozen colleagues, over a third of the
> USA mystery localities that I posted on 12 January have been found.
> Encouraged by this response, I present here a much shorter list of Canadian
> mystery localities.  These are needed for map preparation for the same
> staphylinid beetle revision; entomological collection abbreviations are at
> right.
>      I have already checked various sources including the Canadian
> Geographic Names Database, as recently made available on the web ("Canada's
> Geographic Names",
> and these localities were not found or were ambiguous.  Some are no doubt
> misspellings or excessive abbreviations found on specimen labels, or
> mis-transcribed from the labels, and others may be obsolete names.
>      As before, the desired end product is coordinates (lat./long.) to the
> nearest minute, but any information anyone can provide that would let me
> locate these sites on a map would be greatly appreciated.
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CTR: ST: LOCALITY                      YEAR COLLECTOR        COLN
Can: AB: Gorge Creek [2x]              1962 L. Kenakin       CNC
Can: AB: Laggan                        1925 O. Bryant        CAS
Can: AB: Tp. 23 Rge. 14 W 4 Mer.       1973 D. & M. Larson   MUNC

Can: BC: Heremeos [?initial letter]    1936                  CNC
Can: BC: Inverness                     1904                  MCZ
Can: BC: Langley Pr.                   1932                  SMDV
Can: BC: Lonsdale [coastal species]    1927                  SMDV
Can: BC: Mission Flats                 1950                  CNC
Can: BC: Nixon Creek [4x]              1926 F.S. Carr        UASM
Can: BC: Park Mountain [2x]            1927 E.A. Rendell     CAS
Can: BC: Rampart                       1957                  SMDV
Can: BC: South Fork                    1903                  USNM
Can: BC: Vasceaux Lake                 1925                  CAS
Can: BC: Waterloo Mine                 1933 Thrupp           CAS

Can: MB: Riding Mountain Nat. Park, B. 1979 D.B. Lyons       CNC
           & B. Trail
Can: MB: Riding Mountain Nat. Park,    1979 D.B. Lyons       CNC
           Ma-Ee-Gun Trail

Can: NF: Avalon Pen., Turks Water      1938                  USNM
Can: NF: Northern Pen., Parson's Rd.   1982 D.J. Larson      MUNC

Can: ON: Credit                                              ROM
Can: ON: Kinburn [2x]                  1961                  CNC
Can: ON: Lauzon Lake [2x]              1969 L. & C.W.        FMNH
Can: ON: Mer Bleue bog                 1982 L. LeSage        CNC
Can: ON: North Gore                    1983 L. Huggert       MZLU
Can: ON: One Sided Lake                1960                  CNC
Can: ON: Parryville                    1966 Boy Scouts       ROM
Can: ON: Thwartway Island, St.         1976                  CNC
           Lawrence Island Nat. Park
Can: ON: Traviore [?]                  1907                  CNC

Can: PQ: Gatineau Park, Notch Road     1979                  CNC
Can: PQ: Gatineau Park, Penquin picnic 1978 D.H. Kavanaugh   CAS
Can: PQ: St. Annes [sic]               1926                  BMNH

Can: SK: Fishlake                      1922 W. Criddle       CNC

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