Natural History Museum Of Zimbabwe

Arnoldia Vol 1

Table of Contents

The extent to which duiker horns could be used as a filed criteria for assigning rough age-classes for populations studies was tested.

The scarce dragonfly Sympetrum dilatatum from St. Helena is described.

A large number of new species records of Microchiroptera from Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) are listed from specimens in the National Museums Bulawayo collection (now the Natural History Museum of…

Aberrant forms of Acraea mirifica and Papilio dardanus cenea from Rhodesia (now Zambia and Zimbabwe) are discussed.

Dombozanga rock shelter is one of many shelters and caves in the Karroo System sandstone between the Shashi and Limpopo river Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). There are a number of…

A report on material collected at the confluence of the Shashi and Shashani Rivers Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with the Schools Exploration Society. Deeply notched adzes from the Middle Stone…

The ancient Battleaxe that was found by Jones in loose earth in Ruins No 5 at Khami Ruins (Southern Zimbabwe) is illustrated. It is suggested that this is a ceremonial…

In 1963 the area across the Thamalakane River from Maun (Botswana) was sprayed with Dieldrex to remove the encroaching Tsetse Fly, Glossina moristans. Every tree in the area was sprayed.…

The Scrub Robin, Erythropygia leucophry,s is a wide-ranging species of the acacia and lightly wooded savannas of Africa and it has a number of geographical races. This publication re-evaluates the…

This paper discusses the introduction of figures in the Rock Art which do not appear to belong to the artists themselves. It is deduced from the paintings that the Later…

This publication is produced after a thorough examination of all the the known copies of rock art made by many workers in the field. This includes photographs and slides from…

The distribution of the large mammals in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) based on 8000 nation wide questionnaires is given.

The small phyllopod crustacea, Pseudestheria welleri n.sp, is described from the Karroo System in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia)

Roan, Hippotragus equinus, and Sable Antelope, Hippotragus niger, were studied in the Tsetse Control Hunting Area in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Both are exclusive grazers and have overlapping range to the…

The is the first record of figures sleeping under skins or blankets in rock art in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). These paintings have been recorded at several caves in the…

This is the first description of the preorbital, pedal and preputial glands on Sharpe's Grysbok, Raphicerus sharpei from specimens in the National Museum Bulawayo (now the Natural History Museum of…

Some aspects of the life history and behaviour of the Banded Mongoose, Mungus mungo, are presented. These are based on field observations and data from a pair kept in semi-captivity.

Observations are recorded on the courtship and copulation behaviour in three different family groups of Warthog, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, seen in the Wankie (now Hwange) National Park. Two cases of pre-courtship…

The weight, food and conditions of gonads where recorded from Red-eyed Doves, Streptopelia semitorquata, from specimens collected at Thornpark Farm, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) from December 1961-April 1963.

The order of tooth eruption and replacement in the Burchell's Zebra, Equus burchelli, is described. These data was obtained from a study of 1100 skulls at the National Museum Bulawayo…

The population of the White-crowned Shrike, Eurocephalus auguitimens, is arranged into two subspecies due to colour variation.

The relationship between body weight and testis weight in male Impala (Apyceros melampus) was highly significant. There was no difference between the weight of the left and right testis. Using…

This is a report on additional excavations which including digging of pits and trenches at Leopard's Kopje, southern Matabeleland. Three phases of the Leopard's Kopje Culture have been distinguished based…

This paper presents a preliminary study of ageing criteria in the Spring Hare, Pedetes capensis. The criteria used were weight of eye lens, weight of the baculum, and ossification of…

This is a report on a School's Exploration Society to the Zambezi basin Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to various Iron Age sites which includes the ruins known as Ruswingo we…

The Cryptosepalum forests characteristic of the Kalahari Sands of the North-Western Province of Zambia are low but extreme dense and dark forest with little grasses. This is report of the…

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