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Austrophasma Klass, Picker, Damgaard, van Noort & Tojo 2003



Austrophasma caledonensis Photo Mike Picker


Austrophasma gansbaaiensis Photo Mike Picker


Austrophasma rawsonvillensis Photo Mike Picker


The genus is known from Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Caledon, Rawsonville, Tweefontein and Grootbos (near Gansbaai) in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.


Mesic Mountain Fynbos, Renosterveld (pristine and disturbed), Restio dominated sandveld, and disturbed grass dominated road verges.


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