Coronella Olivacea, type species of the genus Natriciteres, was described by Wilhelm Peters in 1854 and two other valid species, fuliginoides (Gunther) and variegata (Peters), were described from West Africa within the next ten years.
Mittleman (1952) resurrected Monchlus Gunther from the synonymy of Riopa Gray and has been followed by Laurent (1964) and Laurent and Gans (1965), although Loveridge (1957) rejected Mittleman’s fragmentation of the Lygosomine genera.
A National Museum expedition to Malawai,the former Nyasaland,in April-May 1966, resulted in the capture of many insects of interest in different Orders.
Although we have tried to avoid taking an unduly parochial view of the problems discussed in this paper, and in some cases have ranged far outside the confines of Zambia,this paper is basically part of the necessary preliminary to the production of a book, by R.K.Brooke and ourselves, on the birds of that territory.
On the 16th February, 1966 Mrs H.A.W Payne picked up a female flufftail which had killed itself at night against the Rhodes Inyanga Hotel, near Inyanga,eastern Rhodesia.
Three examples of Sundevall’s Free-tailed Bat have recently been obtained in Bechuanaland by T.N. Liversedge, Esq, of the Smithsonian Institution’s African Mammal Project.
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