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Blue-tailed Sandveld

Observed: 31st July 2010 By: Emmajt28Emmajt28’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Lizard in South Africa!
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Rainbow Skink (Trachylepis margaritifer) interacts


Emmajt28's picture

Lizard in South Africa!!!

I spotted this in the durban area of South Africa. It was on the patio of the camp, which was inside a game reserve. Please Identify it!!!!!!

Tony Rebelo's picture


I cannot find a Pinda Game Reserve in Durban. Please refine your location.

OK: I see below::

Tony Rebelo's picture

do you want a better ID?

Why not put this on http://za.ispot.org.uk so that southern Africans can share this?

the naturalist man's picture

Blue-tailed sandveld

A very distinctively marked lizard, could not be mistaken for anything else.

Graham Banwell

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miked's picture

I wonder if you could check

I wonder if you could check the location as at present it appears to be in the sea. you can zoom in onthe map to correct the location.

Tony Rebelo's picture

Southern African Website

Please note that there is a Southern African iSpot at http://za.ispot.org.uk where you are likely to get faster and more accurate identification of local species.

Emmajt28's picture

Thanks for all the comments.

Thanks for all the comments. I have realised that it's in the middle of the sea!!! But I have just moved it to Durban, because it was actually spotted at Pinda Mountian Lodge Reserve and I can't find that on the map!

Tony Rebelo's picture

is this this??

this is the closest I can get.


If so - it is well out of range for the Bluetail Sandveld Lizard.

Tony Rebelo's picture

What is iSpot doing here??

Dictionary: Why is this linked to CoL instead of SANBI?

Why is iSpot linking this to a non-existent mis-spelled name?

The species does exist and is in the SANBI dictionary http://www.ispotnature.org/species-dictionaries/sanbi/Trachylepis%20marg...

Tony Rebelo's picture

Habitat: please fix your

Habitat: please fix your habitat.

Bushboy's picture


Poor bloody Tony.

Tony Rebelo's picture

Observation long languishing.

This observation was posted on the UK site and languished there for four years before amalgamation.

But it has returned home at last.

Emma, however, was a once-off visitor!

Bushboy's picture

Welcome home noble beast!

Your patience is adversity is astounding, Tony. Well done!
Now, maybe if Emma comes back one day she can do something about the title ..?