oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Two new psammophile species and new records of scorpions from the northern Cape Province of South Africa (Arachnida: Scorpionida)

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Two new psammophile species of scorpions, Opisthophthalmus ammopus (Scorpionidae) and Parabuthus distridor (Buthidae), are descriptionbed from the Richtersveld in the north-western Cape Province of South Africa. The following species, hitherto known only from Namibia (South West Africa) represent new records for the northern Cape Province: Opisthophthalmus holmi (Lawrence, 1969); O. lornae Lamoral, 1979 and O. pygmaeus Lamoral, 1979.

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