Holotype: BMNH 19184.108.40.206, ♂, collected by R.H.R. Taylor between 1932–1933.
Type locality: “Borama District (43°E: 10°N) at ca. 1375 metres, along the boundary between northern (formerly British) Somalia and Ethiopia”.
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