Scielo RSS <![CDATA[African Natural History]]> vol. 9 num. lang. en <![CDATA[SciELO Logo]]> <![CDATA[<b>Cretaceous faunas from Zululand and Natal, South Africa. The ammonite Subfamily Stoliczkaiinae Breistroffer, 1953</b>]]> The representatives of the ammonite subfamily Stoliczkaiinae Breistroffer, 1953, from the Upper Albian and Lower Cenomanian part of the Mzinene Formation of northern KwaZulu-Natal are described, and the following species recognized; Neophlycticeras (Neophlycticeras) brottianum (d'Orbigny, 1841), N.(Protissotia) itierianum (d'Orbigny, 1841), Stoliczkaia (Stoliczkaia) clavigera Neumayr,l875, S.(Lamnayella) tetragona Neumayr, 1875, S.(L.) crotaloides (Stoliczka, 1864), S.(L.) sanctaecatherinae Wright & Kennedy, 1978, S.(L.) chancellori Wright & Kennedy, 1984, S.(Shumarinaia) australe sp. nov., Cenisella bonnetiana (Pictet, 1847), Zuluscaphites orycteropusi van Hoepen, 1955, Z. grandidieri (Boule, Lemoine & Thevenin, 1907), and Z. cf. helveticus Kennedy & Delamette, 1994b. Relevant representatives of the subfamily described from Madagascar are also discussed and illustrated. <![CDATA[<b>Cretaceous faunas from Zululand and Natal, South Africa. The ammonite Subfamily Desmoceratinae Zittel, 1895</b>]]> Three species of Desmoceratinae are described from KwaZulu-Natal/Eastern Cape Province. Desmoceras (Desmoceras) latidorsatum (Michelin, 1838) occurs in the Middle Albian to Middle Cenomanian of northern KwaZulu-Natal. Desmophyllites diphylloides (Forbes, 1846), and Damesites sugata (Forbes, 1846) occur in the Santonian to Lower Campanian Mzamba Formation of northern Eastern Cape Province. The latter also occurs in the Coniacian-Santonian part of the St Lucia Formation in northern KwaZulu-Natal. <![CDATA[<b>Cretaceous faunas from Zululand and Natal, South Africa. New records of Maastrichtian ammonites of the Family Kossmaticeratidae</b>]]> Records of two ammonite species Pseudokossmaticeras pacificum (Stoliczka, 1866) and Brahmaites (Brahmaites) mikobokensis Collignon, 1971, from the St Lucia Formation of northern KwaZulu-Natal are dated as Late Maastrichtian on the basis of associated inoceramid faunas. These records suggest that the Madagascan 'Early' Maastrichtian 'Zone ä Pachydiscus neubergicus et Pachydiscus goííeviííensis', in which these species also occur, is in part Late Maastichtian. <![CDATA[<b>Additions to and revisions of the amphipod (Crustacea: Amphipoda) fauna of South Africa, with a list of currently known species from the region</b>]]> Three species of marine Amphipoda, Peramphithoe africana, Varohios serratus and Ceradocus isimangaliso, are described as new to science and an additional 13 species are recorded from South Africa for the first time. Twelve of these new records originate from collecting expeditions to Sodwana Bay in northern KwaZulu-Natal, while one is an introduced species newly recorded from Simon's Town Harbour. In addition, we collate all additions and revisions to the regional amphipod fauna that have taken place since the last major monographs of each group and produce a comprehensive, updated faunal list for the region. A total of 483 amphipod species are currently recognized from continental South Africa and its Exclusive Economic Zone . Of these, 35 are restricted to freshwater habitats, seven are terrestrial forms, and the remainder either marine or estuarine. The fauna includes 117 members of the suborder Corophiidea, 260 of the suborder Gammaridea, 105 of the suborder Hyperiidea and a single described representative of the suborder Ingolfiellidea.