Type specimens of the insect order Odonata in the scientific collection of the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi
J.J. Odanga*, C.N. Lange*, J.M. Muriuki*, N.E. Otieno*, S.M. Muchai*, H. Oyieke*, S. Ingrisch†, K.H. Lampe†
*Zoology Department, National Musuems of Kenya P. O. Box 40568 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
†Zoologische Forschunsmuseum Alexander Koenig, 160, D-53113 Bonn, Germany
A list of ... [Show full abstract] Odonata type specimens held at the Invertebrates Section of the Zoological Department of the National Museums of Kenya is presented. The Odonata collection houses 195 paratype specimens in 25 species. It lacks Odonata holotypes. The paratype specimens date between 1891 and early 1960’s. The species are sorted alphabetically under their family. Reference to the original descriptions is given. The localities, geo-reference data, name of collector(s), and the date collected are also provided.