Holotype: MTSN 9344, Adult male collected in a forest fragment in Southern Tanzania, at about 1995 m by Omari Kibure and Obadia Mwaipungu in February 2009; fixed in 70% EtOH, tissue fixed in 90% EtOH.
Type locality: Remote fragmented montane forest in Tanzania's Southern Highlands.
Additional material: 10 specimens collected at the type locality between March and April 2011 and being kept alive for conservation purposes. 4 are males, 5 are females and 2 are immatures. Among them there is the adult female individual shown in Fig. 3.
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