S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Paynter, Mr J H (fossil collection, invertebrate collection)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

J. Paynter presented a scorpion from Table Mountain to the South African Museum, Cape Town, in 1896, followed the next year by scorpions, spiders and some myriapods from Cape Town and vicinity. In 1903 he presented the museum with fossils from the Bokkeveld Group at De Doorns, Western Cape, and in 1904 with many beetles of the family Buprestidae, from Touws River.


List of sources:
Cape of Good Hope. Report of the Trustees of the South African Museum, 1897, 1903, 1904.

Robertson, H. Collectors of insects and arachnids in Africa. http://www.museums.org.za/bio/people/ as on 26 April 2001.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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