[Taxacom] Nepal and Tibet locality location question

Luis Ruedas ruedas at pdx.edu
Thu May 16 13:10:00 CDT 2019


"La" (or lha, or lah) is "mountain pass" in Tibetan.  I can't see a valley
town such as Nyalam (3770 m) being the same locality as Nyima La, Sunny
Pass (or Pass of the Sun).  Especially in light of the fact that the stated
elevation of 14,000 ft is 4267 m.

Unfortunately, I am not familiar with a correct alternative location.  Good
luck.

All the best,

Luis


On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 10:36 AM David Boufford via Taxacom <
taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:

> 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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Luis A. Ruedas, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Portland State University


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