Canadian mystery localities

Alfred F. Newton newton at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Wed Jan 24 20:11:38 CST 1996

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     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
     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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Alfred F. Newton  (newton at
Field Museum of Natural History - Zoology, Insects
Chicago, IL 60605 USA
     tel. 312-922-9410 ext. 263;  fax 312-663-5397


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