[Taxacom] Nepal and Tibet locality location question

David Boufford david_boufford at harvard.edu
Thu May 16 12:36:04 CDT 2019


Hi John,

Answers to your questions for the places in Tibet
.
Tibet Tsangpo Valley [Yarlung Zangbo River?] -- Yes

 'Nyima La' -- = Nyalam, 28°09'16.5"N 85°59'02.3"E -- I think this is the
place.  It's on one of the few roads from Tibet into Nepal.

 Dave

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On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 1:07 PM John Grehan via Taxacom <
taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:

> If by any chance anyone knows anything about the modern name or location of
> the following place names I would be most grateful. They are for some
> insect types
>
> Tibet Tsangpo Valley [Yarlung Zangbo River?], Nyima La (14,000 ft) (I'm
> assuming this refers to the long river to the north of the Himalaya, but
> cannot find 'Nyima La'. I did find a Nyima county [Nagqu] just to the north
> of the Zangbo river valley.
>
> Nepal: Chautara District, Nauling Lekh. I could not find Nauling Lekh or a
> Chautara District, although I found reference to Chautara as the
> Headquarters of the Sindhupalchauk District [Sindhupalchok?] which would
> make sense for the bug (moth) I am looking at.
>
> Many thanks, John Grehan
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