New bristle worm described from South Africa

New bristle worm described from South Africa

A new species of polychaete (bristle worm), Rhynchospio mzansi, was recently described from the south coast of South Africa. The specimens were collected from sediment within the effluent outflow from an abalone farm bear Gansbaai, South Africa. The name of the new...
Four new earthworm species described

Four new earthworm species described

Four new species from the genus Kazimierzus were recently described from the Western and Northern Cape of South Africa, by Thembeka Nxele and her colleagues. All material are deposited at the KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, which houses the biggest Oligochaeta...
Eggs and embryos of the dinosaur Massospondylus

Eggs and embryos of the dinosaur Massospondylus

Eggs with embryos belonging to the southern African dinosaur Massospondylus were discovered in 1978 from a road cut-away in the Golden Gate National Park in the Free State. These dinosaurs lived in the early Jurassic, between 200 and 183 million years ago. A clutch of...