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Arnoldia Vol 1

Arnoldia Vol 1(1) 1964 RINEY T. & CHILD G. Limitations of horn height as an index to ageing the Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia). 1-4p

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

Arnoldia Vol 1(2) 1964 PINHEY E.The St. Helena Dragonfly (Odonata Libellulidae). 1-3p

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

Arnoldia Vol 1(3) 1964 HARRISON D. L. Notes on some Southern Rhodesian Microchiroptera. 1-3p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(4) 1964 PINHEY E. Interesting butterflies (Lepidoptera) from Rhodesia. 1-3p

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

Arnoldia Vol 1(5) 1964 BROADLEY D. G. A new Platysaurus from Central Mozambique. 1-2p

Platysaurus intermedius blakei is described.

Arnoldia Vol 1(6) 1964 BENSON C. W. A further revision of the races of Whyte’s Barbet Buccanodon whytii Shelley. 1-4p.

The races of Whyte’s Barbet, Buccanodon whytii are re-examined

Arnoldia Vol 1(7) 1964 ROBINSON K. R. Dombozanga rock shelter Mtetengwe River Beit Bridge Southern Rhodesia excavation results. 1-14p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(8) 1964 COOKE C. Some unusual implements from the area of the confluence of the Shashi and Shashani rivers in Southern Rhodesia.1-3p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(9) 1964 De JAGER E. J. A further note on Jones’s Ancient Battleaxe from Khami Ruins.1-4p.

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(10) 1964 GRAHAM P. Destruction of birds and other wild life, by Dieldrex spraying against Tsetse Fly in Bechuanaland. 1-4p

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. … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(11) 1964 CLANCEY P.A. Subspeciation in the South African populations of the Scrub Robin Erythropygia leucophrys (Vieillot).1-12p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(12) 1964 COOKE C.K. Iron Age influences in the rock art of Southern Africa. 1-7p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(13) 1964 COOKE C.K. Animals in Southern Rhodesia rock art. 1-22p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(14) 1964 CHILD G. & SAVORY C.R. The distribution of large mammal species in Southern Rhodesia. 1-15p

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

Arnoldia Vol 1(15) 1964 BOND G. A new Phyllopod from the Karroo of Northern Rhodesia. 1-4p

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

Arnoldia Vol 1(16) 1964 CHILD G. & WILSON V.J. Observations on ecology and behaviour of Roan and Sable in three Tsetse control areas. 1-8p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(17) 1964 COOKE C.K. Human figures under blankets or skins in Southern Rhodesia rock art. 1-3p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(18) 1964 ANSELL W.F.H. The preorbital, pedal and preputial glands of Raphicerus sharpei Thomas, with a note on the mammae of Ourebia ourebi Zimmermann.1-4p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(19) 1964 SIMPSON C.D. Notes on the Banded Mongoose, Mungos mungo (Gmelin). 1-8p

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.

Arnoldia Vol 1(20) 1964 SIMPSON C.D. Observations on courtship behaviour in Warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus Pallas. 1-4p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(21) 1965 SMITHERS R.H.N. Notes on the feeding habits of the Red-eyed Dove, Streptopelia semitorquata (Ruepell) in a peri-urban area in Rhodesia. 1-8p

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.

Arnoldia Vol 1(22) 1964 ERZ W. Tooth eruption and replacement in Burchell’s Zebra, Equus burchelli Gray 1825. 1-8p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(23) 1965 CLANCEY P.A. Variation in the White-crowned Shrike Eurocephalus anguitimens Smith, 1836. 1-3p

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

Arnoldia Vol 1(24) 1965 KERR M.A. The age at sexual maturity in male Impala. 1-6p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(25) 1965 ROBINSON K.R. The Leopard’s Kopje Culture A preliminary report on recent work. 1-7p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(26) 1965 SMITH C.C. Aging criteria in the Spring Hare, Pedetes capensis Forster. 1-6p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(27) 1965 ROBINSON K.R. A note on Iron Age sites in the Zambezi Valley, and on the escarpment in the Sipolilo District, Southern Rhodesia. 1-12p

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 … Read more

Arnoldia Vol 1(28) 1965 BENSON C.W. & IRWIN M.P.S. The birds of Cryptosepalum Forests, Zambia. 1-12p

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 … Read more

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David Reason
This is a fabulous treasure for Zimbabwe with around 7 separate galleries of very well presented exhibits such as geology, entomology, herpetology, African mammals, colonial history, local African tribes, astronomy, humankind and mycology (fungi). It also houses hundreds of thousands of specimens in around 10 Collections, including arachnids, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), birds, snakes, plants and fungi - these Collections can be seen but by appointment only. The museum staff are pleasant and knowledgeable. There is an onsite café to pick up a snack or two and a public library of really interesting natural history books. There is also good info on the two World Heritage sites managed by the museum, these being the Matobo World View site and the Khami Ruins which are also magical places to go and visit!
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