oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Some anomalous types of African Odonata and the description of a new species

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In preparing a ""Descriptive Catalogue of the Odonata of the Ethiopian Region"" (Pinhey, 1962), it appeared desirable to examine a few of the anomalous types housed in European Museums, and, with the help of the collection in the National Museum, Bulawayo, endeavour to seek the true relationship of some of these uncertain species. Eighteen species were selected but it was anticipated that there might be some reluctance to the loan of type material over the long postal network involved. However, the authorities concerned all proved only too willing to lend this material.

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