oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Terrestrial Isopoda from the Transvaal

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



From the Eastern and North-eastern parts of the Transvaal Dr. R. F. Lawrence has recently (1960) brought back a large number of woodlice. Very little intensive collecting of the cryptofauna has been done in this area, and therefore it is not surprising that most of the species in the collection appear to be undescriptionbed. Dr. Lawrence seems to be expert in discovering specimens of the genus Akermania (sensu lato). The original species was descriptionbed from the coastal strip of Natal. In 1939 Dr. Lawrence found a new species at Barberton, and in 1948 another in Southern Rhodesia. Then in 1955-56 two species in Madagascar; and now two, or possibly three further species in the Transvaal. I have subdivided the original genus; and it gives me much pleasure to name the new genus as a tribute to his researches on the cryptofauna of the South African forests.

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