[Taxacom] Nepal and Tibet locality location question

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Thu May 16 13:12:17 CDT 2019


Thanks for the caution about the locality. It is possible that the specimen
was collected near the town higher up on the valley sides. I see this
happening sometimes with other records.

John

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 2:10 PM Luis Ruedas via Taxacom <
taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:

> "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
> >
> > David E. Boufford
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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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