Natural History Museum Of Zimbabwe

Arnoldia - Vol 9

Table of Contents

The aberrant form of the cheetah known as the "King Cheetah" is characterised by possession of softer,longer and silkier hair and partial replacement of normal spots by bars. Specimens have…

Mesocnemis Karsch, hitherto distinguished from Metacnemis Selys only on the position of the arculus, sometimes a variable feature, was placed by some authors in synonymy. The two taxa can now…

Euskelesaurus cf. browni Huxley is reported from the Mpandi Formation of the Karoo succession in the Limpopo valley and firmly dates this red-bed sequence as late Triassic (probably Norian). This…

Aeshna moori n.sp is described and the male of Aeshna wittei is described from specimens collected in North Mwinilunga Province Zambia

Descritpion of both sexes of Prodasineura flavifacies spec.nov. from North Mwinilunga, N.W. Zambia. Near P. vittata (Selys) and P. odzalae Aguesse.

The distribution of Tetrathemis polleni is given and indicates that it is known in Continental Africa although Westerly records are sparse. A new subspecies, Zygonyx torrida insulana is also described.

The striking similarities between the continental tetrapod faunas of Gondwanaland and Laurasia during the Mid-Permian to earliest Jurassic interval provide evidence for unhindered migration between the two land masses and…

Eight species are recognized in the Kedestes nerva group and new species K. monostichus, K. michaeli, heathi and pinheyi are described for the first time. A key to the species…

This paper lists the termites occurring in Sable Park,near Kwekwe, Zimbabwe together with the vegetation types, soil types and micro habitats in which they were found. Very basic descriptions of…

Iolaus dianae, I. pamelae, I. poecilaon fisheri and Spindasis pinheyi are described and the females of I. ndolae and Pilodeudorix zelomima are also described. The status of Spindasis modesta is…

Seven African species are recognized here in the genus Euptera Staudinger. A key to species is provided

Fifteen species are recognized in the Princeps nireus group, an identification key to the males of all species is presented and the male genitalia of 14 illustrated. The occurrence of…

On 16 March 1984 in Harare, Zimbabwe a captive female Gaboon vipe,r Bitis gabonica gabonica, gave birth to a litter of 38 young. Details of courtship behaviour, mating, gestation and…

A marked population of nightjars in Zimbabwe was studied for our breeding seasons. the capture/recapture programme provided 191 weights of adult nightjars of five species. Mean weights of adult Fierynecked…

Mylothris mavunda sp. nov. is described and figured from Mwinilunga district of north-western Zambia. It is placed in the sulphurea complex, close to M. basalis Aurivillius, and is recorded from…

The types of the 19 taxa of Lepidoptera described by R.H.R. Stevenson between 1934 and 1940 are discussed. Holoypes are recognised for 6 taxa and lectotypes are designated for 13…

Tadpoles of Strongylopus grayii rhodesianus from Mount Inyangani, Zimbabwe, are described and differentiated from those of S. g. grayii, S. f. fasciatus, Rana johnstoni inyangae and R. angolensis.

Two new species of Lycaenidae, Iolaus (Argiolaus) stewartii sp.nov and Eicochrysops pinheyi sp. nov. are described and illustrated from Zambia. The subgenera Argiolaus, Iolaphilus and Philiolaus of Iolaus are discussed.…

Eighty-nine species of butterflies are recorded from Pemba Island. Bebearia orientis insularis ssp. n. is described and illustrated and notes and illustrations are provided on Pentila tropicalis from the Island.

The Boro River of the lower Okavango Swamp was visited in December 1983 during the low-water phase, 45 species of fish were collected near the Xaxaba Safari Camp. Observations were…

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