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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Likkewaan - Dassenkrans

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By: carina l
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Dassenkrans, Cradock district
Observed: 6th July 2016
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

This guy gave me a good fright when it hissed right next to me and then moved off into an opening between rock.
Which subspecies?

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Cuty on the cycad

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Southern lizard

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Beverlack
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Skink

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Beverlack totem
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Marico Gecko

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By: Sakkie van der MerweSakkie van der Merwe’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Lankverwacht Guest Farm, Vanrhynsdorp. South Africa
Observed: 10th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Is this the Marico Gecko, Pachydactylus mariquensis, found in veld after rainstorm?

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Cordylus cordylus (Cape Girdled Lizard)

 Cordylus cordylus (Cape Girdled Lizard)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Sparrebosch Trail
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Cordylus cordylus (Cape Girdled Lizard)

Cordylus cordylus (Cape Girdled Lizard)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Sparrebosch Trail
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Nothing regal in death

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 13th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

The poor squashed gecko

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Agama

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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: Daskop Moddervalley Wemmershoek
Observed: 17th September 2016
Added: 14th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

veld just over 1 year old

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A bothered mole snake

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By: Alfredo Lobo Da...Alfredo Lobo DasNeves’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlfredo Lobo DasNeves’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Front garden
Observed: 4th January 2017
Added: 13th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

I got called by my mother to see in the driveway a cat and a mole snake. The mole snake was clearly not pleased by the presence of the cat and the cat was laying in front of it with this 'what do I do now with this' attitude. We scared off the cat.

This individual had a few kinks in its tail. Not the biggest mole snake I have seen but still a decent size.

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Gewone Eiervreter

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Location: Nooitgedacht plaas
Observed: 13th January 2017
Added: 13th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

About 50cm

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Probable whip or sand snake

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Location: Brackenburn Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 9th February 2016
Added: 13th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Found on outskirts of indigenous forests surrounding Plettenberg Bay. Looks to have had a fight with something. Was alive and well so caught up, took a couple pics quickly, and released it.

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Snake

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Location: Banks of the Diep River, near Milnerton Lagoon
Observed: 28th December 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Common Tropical House Gecko

Common Tropical House Gecko
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 6th December 2016
Added: 11th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Snake

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By: vynbos
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Location: Witels, Ceres
Observed: 9th January 2017
Added: 11th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

approx 400mm, Dark head with iridescent blue scales on the side of the head. White dots down the light brown body. No red 'lips'. Didn't seem perturbed by our presence.

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Trachylepis variegata (Variegated Skink)

Trachylepis variegata (Variegated Skink)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goegap Nature Reserve
Observed: 4th October 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Agama atra (Southern Rock Agama)

Agama atra (Southern Rock Agama)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goegap Nature Reserve
Observed: 4th October 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Agama aculeata subsp. aculeata (Common Ground Agama)

Agama aculeata subsp. aculeata (Common Ground Agama)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goegap Nature Reserve
Observed: 4th October 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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The Hunter

The Hunter
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

One of the resident porch inhabitants.

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gecko

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 6, Nellmapius Rd
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Bloukop Koggemander

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By: neilcwebb
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: Skerpioenspoort, Cederberg
Observed: 17th December 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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berg?

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By: wessel uys
Location: theronsberg ceres naby toring merino
Observed: 20th December 2016
Added: 8th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

omtrent 15-20 cm lank, i baie hoog waar dt in die winter sneeu. rowwe stert, Lyk soos minatuur likiwaan. eerste keer ooit wat ek so iets vind in weskaap..

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Trachylepis variegata (Variegated Skink)

 Trachylepis variegata (Variegated Skink)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goegap Nature Reserve
Observed: 4th October 2016
Added: 8th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Trachylepis sulcata subsp. sulcata (Western Rock Skink)

Trachylepis sucata subsp. sulcata (Western Rock Skink)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goegap Nature Reserve
Observed: 4th October 2016
Added: 8th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Little gecko on an overcast day

Little gecko on an overcast day
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: 24th November 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Lekuvaan

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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: Stofdam waterhole Mokala
Observed: 7th September 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Second Storey Inhabitant

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Location: iThala
Observed: 27th November 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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My first Boomslang

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 31st December 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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snake

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By: roefsispot
Location: wcnp
Observed: 6th January 2017
Added: 6th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

1 stripe on the back and about 60 cm

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Chameleon

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By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Cycle Track
Observed: 29th July 2016
Added: 6th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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