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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Dwarf gecko

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Aspidistra nursery, Baden Powell Drive
Observed: 25th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Sitting on a wooden sign post, and diving into the sourfig when approached.

This species was first observed at this location by the de Villiers in 2004, and must have been introduced some time before this. It is obviously well established, if it is still abundant 12 years later

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Girdle Lizzard

Girdle Lizzard
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: Devils Peak: Oppelskop to Kings Blockhouse
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Black Girdle Lizard

Black Girdle Lizard
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: Oppelskop Devils Peak
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Cordylus

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Kings blockhouse
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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can't see me

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Devils peak
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Young python

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Location: Niela's house
Observed: 23rd July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

This individual was taken from Rustenburg area as a pet and taken to Gauteng. After raiding the house, this young python was brought back to be released

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Psammophylax rhombeatus (Spotted skaapsteker)

Psammophylax rhombeatus (Spotted skaapsteker)
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Location: Koeberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 13th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Skaapsteker snake found crossing the road.

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Cordylus cordylus (Cape girdled lizard)

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Location: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Observed: 14th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Cape girdled lizard enjoying the sunlight.

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Lygodactylus capensis (Cape dwarf gecko)

Lygodactylus capensis (Cape dwarf gecko)
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Location: Athlone
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Afrogecko porphyreus (Marble leaf-toed gecko)

Afrogecko porphyreus (Marble leaf-toed gecko)
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Location: Athlone
Observed: 12th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Brown gecko found indoors.

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Cool snake

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Location: Rocherpan NR
Observed: 22nd July 2016
Added: 22nd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Gecko

5I6A8056 - Cape Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus capensis) (1)
By: Michael McSweeney
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubSouth African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 26th August 2015
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Dasypeltis scabra_Koeberg

Dasypeltis scabra_Koeberg
By: Caitlin SmithCaitlin Smith’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesCaitlin Smith’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Koeberg Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 13th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
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Scelotes bipes_Koeberg

Scelotes bipes_Koeberg
By: Caitlin SmithCaitlin Smith’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesCaitlin Smith’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Koeberg Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 13th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Bradypodion pumilum

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By: Caitlin SmithCaitlin Smith’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesCaitlin Smith’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Steenberg
Observed: 6th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

70mm length
Bright green
Orange grey strip running along flank

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Speckled rock skink (PNBG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Pretoria NBG
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 20th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Chameleon

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By: Michael McSweeney
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubSouth African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: Zeekoeivlei
Observed: 18th July 2016
Added: 20th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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spoedvraat, beweeg teen spoed van wit lig

spoedvraat van die karoo
By: wessel uys
Location: ceres karoo
Observed: 10th June 2016
Added: 18th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

akkedisagtig, beweeg baie vinnig enige tyd van dag

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Skink

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Cedara
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 18th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Under rock in grassland. About7 cm long.

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Admiring the view

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By: NikolaNikola’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesNikola’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Harold Porter-Zigzag route
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 18th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Striking red lips

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Cedara
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 17th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Snake about 25 cm long, under rock in grassland

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Variable Skink (DBG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Durban (Bot Gardens)
Observed: 15th July 2016
Added: 17th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Large-scaled grass lizard

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Location: kloof
Observed: 12th July 2016
Added: 17th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Faked Rigor Mortis instead of fleeing...

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By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 16th July 2016
Added: 17th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

when the door over him was opened unexpectedly. Rigor Mortis faded fast and the baby was ready to go again

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Small Gecko cached by Jannie

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th May 2010
Added: 16th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Reddish tail indicates juvenile. At first though that it might still be alive but very dead.

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The resident predator claimed his meal.

 the resident predator claimed his meal.
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 16th April 2016
Added: 14th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Scelotes

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Location: Bluff
Observed: 18th June 2016
Added: 14th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:6
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Monster

Monster
By: melda goets
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
Location: Monster
Observed: 13th July 2016
Added: 14th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Agama in a protea

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By: NikolaNikola’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesNikola’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Kogelberg Mountain
Observed: 10th July 2016
Added: 11th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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skink

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Mont Rochelle
Observed: 10th July 2016
Added: 10th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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