Collecting localities



Mayer, Frederick William Shaw


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Born: 1899, N.S.W., Australia.



Naturalist, collector for Tring Museum, England, from 1922-53; subsequently in charge of the Fauna Section of the Hallstrom Livestock & Fauna Station at Nondugl, Mandated Territory of New Guinea.

Over the years he made zoological collections in Malaya, Indonesia, and New Guinea.


Collecting localities:

1951. Central Highlands of NE. New Guinea: Mt Giluwe (7300 ft) (first half of the year); Hagen Range (11000 ft) (Feb.).



Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM]: c. 80 nos from New Guinea (1951), small but good collection (identified by Dr van Steenis in Jan. 1953). On occasion he preserved a botanical specimen and sent it to the B.M.

His zoological collections, small mammals and bird skins, in Tring and the B.M.; they resulted in several papers by Rothschild and others.