*1. Amblyomma variegatum var. nocens, Robinson 1911, is re-established as a valid species with the new name combination of Amblyomma nocens.*
2. A list of synonyms is given for A. nocens and A. pomposum.
3. A. pomposum is shown to be distributed in the Rhodesian Highland type of vegetation; *A. nocens, according to present records appears to be confined approximately between latitudes 18 - 22° S. and between the Drakensberg and the coast.