Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


This is the first of a series of three volumes planned to give an overall account of plague in Southern Africa. The latter is defined as that area of the continent lying south of the Zambesi River and the Northern international boundaries of the Caprivi Strip and Southwest Africa. The objective of Volume I is to give an authoritative account of the flea fauna and to provide information which will enable an investigator to identify the species occurring in the area defined. Volume II will be concerned with the small mammal fauna of the region while Volume III will give an account of the ecology of plague as currently understood in Southern Africa.

To accomplish the objective of this volume, three criteria were taken into account to obtain a working knowledge of the fauna: (1) Descriptions of families, genera, and species with keys and illustrations; (2) Lists of hosts from which the fleas were collected; and (3) A geographical distribution of the species.


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