[Taxacom] Mungpoo India - exactly where?
muscicapa at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 7 23:08:29 CST 2009
A fairly useful source for geo-referencing Indian collection data is
Lozupone, Patsy, Bruce M. Beehler, and S. Dillon Ripley. 2004.
Ornithological Gazetteer of the Indian Subcontinent. Center for
Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International,
Washington, DC, USA.
(Many of the older bird and insect workers in the region were all-round collector-naturalists.) It used to be available online but no more. Let me know if you want the PDF. However on p. 111 it has the entry for "Mangpu" as
"Not found. A locality at 1100 m in Sikkim.
Fieldworker/publication: Handbook 8: 205 (1636)."
gives Mangphu as Decimal Lat:26.966667 Long: 88.366667
hope that helps,
> Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2009 10:42:50 +0100
> From: Knut Rognes <knut at rognes.no>
> Subject: [Taxacom] Mungpoo India - exactly where?
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> I have tried to find Mungpoo, India on maps, but
> unsuccessful so
> far. It is the type locality of Bengalia surcoufi (Diptera,
> Calliphoridae). The original label reads: "India /
> Sikkim / Mungpoo /
> 3800' / 24.iii.1920". The collector is "G. E.
> Shaw" according to
> Senior-White, Spolia zeylanica 12: 307, 1923. I have a
> feeling that
> it is somewhere near Kalimpong / Kalimpang in the
> northernmost part
> of West Bengal, but would like to be sure.
> Can anyone help me?
> Knut Rognes
> University of Stavanger, Norway
> Found by Google. Search term Sikkim Mungpu
> Connectivity by Road : Nearest Railway Station (52 Kms)
> Siliguri NJP
> : Darjeeling (32 Kms)
> : Kalimpong (41 Kms)
> By Air : Nearest Airport is Bagdodra (62 Kms) and
> Bhadrapur in Nepal
> Should be able to localize from this information.
> Hope this helps.
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