[Taxacom] Mungpoo India - exactly where?

Knut Rognes knut at rognes.no
Sat Feb 7 03:42:50 CST 2009


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 

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