oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Two New Scorpions from the Northern Transvaal

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Opisthophthalmus carinatus Peters and O. wahlbergi Thorell are common in South West Africa and Botswana, and it is thus not surprising that they should also be found just north of the Zoutpansberg in the northern Transvaal. The Albany Museum records O. carinatus histrio Thorell from Fleshfontein in the northern Transvaal. This locality is presumably Vleeschfontein on the farm Kalkfontein 115 in the north-western Transvaal. O. carinatus histrio is very near to the typical form, the main difference being a slightly greater pectinal tooth number and the absence of transverse grooves on the last sternite in the males.

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