New species of Tarantula

New species of Tarantula

  A  new species of tarantula (the Mega Horned Baboon Tarantula,  Ceratogyrus attonitifer) is described in a paper published in the open-access journal African Invertebrates by Drs John Midgley and Ian Engelbrecht.  The spider was discovered by Dr John Midgley...
Two new legless lizard species found

Two new legless lizard species found

Two new legless lizard species from the genus Acontias from the Mpumalanga Escarpment were recently described by Werner Conradie and colleagues. These species live under rocks in mountain grasslands and feed on termites. Type material is deposited at Port Elizabeth...
A new species of tangle-veined fly described.

A new species of tangle-veined fly described.

A new species of tangle-veined fly was described in the journal Zootaxa from the Hantam National Botanical Garden, Nieuwoudtville, Bokkeveld Plateau, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. The species is a narrow-range endemic and is restricted to the Nieuwoudtville...