Minibiotus ethelae Claxton, 1998,

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Minibiotus ethelae Claxton, 1998


150. Minibiotus ethelae Claxton, 1998 

Minibiotus ethelae  n. sp. ( Claxton 1998)

Terra typica  : Australia

Republic of South Africa:

• 23°51′S, 31°34′E: Undefined locality, Limpopo Province, Kruger National Park , lichens on dead twigs. Claxton (1998)GoogleMaps 

• 25°05′S, 30°27′E; 2,250 m asl [1,400 m asl]: Transvaal [Mpumalanga Province], Lydenberg [Lydenburg]; lichens. Claxton (1998)

• 25°11′S, 30°46′E; 1,400 m asl: Mpumalanga Province, Hendriksdaal, Palmers Creek , rock. Claxton (1998)GoogleMaps 

• 25°14′S, 28°30′E; 1,500 m asl: Undefined locality, Limpopo Province, Rus-Te-Winter National Reserve [ Rust de Winter Nature Reserve ], bark of Acacia  . Claxton (1998)GoogleMaps 

• 28°57′S, 29°11′E; 1,600 m asl: Natal [KwaZulu-Natal Province], Drakensberg Mountains, Cathedral Rock Area , Indumeni Forest , moss on rock. Claxton (1998)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Republic of South Africa: 5; total: 5.

Remarks. This species, similar to Minibiotus furcatus  , has not been reported outside South Africa and the type locale ( Claxton 1998).