The Karoo system of south and central Africa spanned the period upper carboniferous to Jurassic.The picture that is beginning to emerge of sedimentation in this period shows a very large basin of deposition south of Limpopo as described by Cooke(1950).
One of the aims of the Umtali museum expedition to northern Mozambique in November-December 1964, was to discover whether Platysaurus occurred in the area.
The Umtali museum expedition to south Malawi and Tete in December 1962 collected a single specimen of what was clearly an undescribed species of chameleon.
Traylor (1964) describes Rhinopomastus aterrimus anomalus, ranging west of the Zambezi river in Zambia from the Lungwebungu river south to the south Lueti river in the Kalabo district.
This paper is a follow-up to the two in Anoldia, vol. 1. N0s 28 and 29, and particularly to the recommendation when dealing with Crytosepalum forests that similar surveys should be carried out in other evergreen fores relics.
The birds of Cryptosepalum forests covering much of the south-western part of this province, have been considered in the preceding paper (Anoldia,vol.1. N0. 28). In the present paper other recent records from the province as a whole are dealt with, resulting from the following expeditions.