Observations in the Order: Squamata

Common Name: Lizards

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Chameleon in Detail

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: A16b, Tokai Park
Observed: 27th June 2015
Added: 1st July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

A relatively small chameleon,and a lucky sighting. Only just spotted it through the metalasia

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lizard

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By: Fubr
Location: Witsand Nature Reserve
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 30th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Chameleon for breakfast

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By: 22Nick2222Nick22’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles22Nick22’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles22Nick22’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Pilanesberg National Park
Observed: 17th June 2015
Added: 29th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Skink

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By: HermanViviers
SeaKeys
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Location: mapungubwe National Park ,Limpopo
Observed: 25th June 2015
Added: 29th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Skink

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By: HermanViviers
SeaKeys
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Location: mapungubwe National Park ,Limpopo
Observed: 24th June 2015
Added: 29th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Flat Lizard

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By: HermanViviers
SeaKeys
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Location: mapungubwe National Park ,Limpopo
Observed: 25th June 2015
Added: 28th June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Skink

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Steenboksberg Shelter
Observed: 27th June 2015
Added: 28th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Flap-necked (?) Chameleon

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By: Rowan McCullochRowan McCulloch’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 24th June 2015
Added: 28th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

A sweet little chameleon that hanged around in aloe just up from the beach for a couple of days. I was told by one of the locals it was a flap-necked chameleon, but a second opinion is always appreciated.

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Olive House Snake

Olive House Snake
By: MartinaHMartinaH’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMartinaH’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Littlewood Garden, Knysna, Hunters Home, Western Cape, South Africa
Observed: 22nd May 2014
Added: 27th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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spotty legs and a long, long tail

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTuli’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Capricorn - Buffels Drift Rd
Observed: 24th May 2015
Added: 27th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

attractive lizard (length s to v 5 or 6 cms) with spotted legs, longitudinal body stripes, white ventrally and a long orange, cylindrical tail. The lizard was not caught and scales were not counted or measured but by the general description (p.161) and photo (Plate 57) in Bill Branch(1998) the Bushveld Lizard seems a good fit.

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Big Toe

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTuli’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 12th June 2015
Added: 26th June 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

while reorganizing some old building materials in an open sided shed a few sleepy reptiles required re-housing (much to the amusement of the assisting farm workers), including this large thick-toed gecko. This gecko had small blue patches on its legs; at the front, above the toes of the fore legs, and on the inner thighs of the hind legs. Unfortunately the ventral side of the gecko was not observed. Referring to Bill Branch (1998) F.G. to Snakes & other Reptiles pf Sn Afr. p. 254, the size (snout to vent c.

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Monitor 2

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTuli’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 12th June 2015
Added: 26th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

while reorganizing some old building materials in an open sided shed a few sleepy reptiles required re-housing (much to the amusement of the assisting farm workers), including this 2nd Monitor Lizard which was a little larger and decidedly heavier than the first ( http://www.ispotnature.org/node/693022 and which was rather reluctant to let go of the timber; note the strange looking toe on the hind foot (apologies for fuzzy photo)

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Monitor 1

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTuli’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 12th June 2015
Added: 26th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

while reorganizing some old building materials in an open sided shed a few sleepy reptiles required re-housing (much to the amusement of the assisting farm workers), including this colourful Monitor (about 40 cms total length)

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Rock Agama

Rock Agama
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Location: Robberg Nature Reserve, Garden Route, Western Cape, RSA
Observed: 6th April 2014
Added: 26th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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strange gecko

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By: Rian17
Location: pietersburg
Observed: 22nd June 2015
Added: 23rd June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Cape Skink

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Location: Kirstenbosch
Observed: 19th June 2015
Added: 23rd June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Cordylus niger

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
Likely ID: Cordylus niger
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Cape Girdled Lizard

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Juvenile c. niger or c. cordylus?

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Southern Rock Agama

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Theresa Ave Jeep Trail, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
Likely ID: Agama atra
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Black Girdled Lizard

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
Likely ID: Cordylus niger
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Varigated Skink

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Theresa Ave Jeep Trail, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Sand gecko

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By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
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Location: Varschfontein Tankwa Karoo NP
Observed: 14th June 2015
Added: 19th June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Exposed by lifting a stone. There were hundreds of these all over the plain

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Delalandes Beaked Blind snake

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By: jacquesvdmerwe
Botanical Society of South AfricaCity of Cape Town Biodiversity Management BranchCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersDarling Wildflower Society
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Location: Joostenbergkloof
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 17th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Found this little critter under some loose stones on the edge of the veld, piled there historically when the adjacent land was still cultivated.

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Cape Skink

Cape Skink
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Block A17 Tokai Park - Core site
Observed: 12th November 2006
Added: 17th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Monitor

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By: Cassine
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Sunset dam, H4-1, Kruger National Park
Observed: 10th June 2015
Added: 16th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Cobra

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By: PieterMierPieterMier’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesPieterMier’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Zebrawater
Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 15th June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Two lovers

Platysaurus capensis (2)
By: PieterMierPieterMier’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesPieterMier’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Bababaddens
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 15th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Night Adder

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By: Luc
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Kenilworth Race Course
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Location: Ndumo Game Reserve
Observed: 7th April 2015
Added: 11th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:1
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Karoo Girdled Lizard

Karoo Girdled Lizard
By: Marius Wheeler
Cape Nature
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Location: N7, West Coast DC
Observed: 6th June 2015
Added: 9th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Wahlberg's Velvet Gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Medike
Observed: 3rd June 2015
Added: 9th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

One of the geckos that live in my hut. This individual looks as if it has been fighting.

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