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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Unknown Lizard

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By: TamarynMelinda
Location: Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Observed: 1st October 2016
Added: 1st October 2016
Identifications:2
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Stripe-Bellied Legless Skink

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Location: Bergpan Saltworks, Soutpanberg
Observed: 27th September 2016
Added: 1st October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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M. Nndanduleni

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By: MN
Location: Kirstenbosch
Observed: 29th September 2016
Added: 1st October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Brown snake

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By: lizejoubert
Location: Good Hope Forestry Estate
Observed: 21st January 2009
Added: 29th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Observed in well-managed grassland with diverse topography and habitat types (incl. Protea colony). Many rocky outcrops and seepage zones. Burned every 1-2 years. Moderate grazing by cattle.

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Sand-diving lizard

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By: SusanXiSusanXi’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sossusvlei
Observed: 12th July 2011
Added: 28th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Seen running along the surface of a sand dune and diving beneath the sand

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Tropical House Gecko On Tree

Tropical House Gecko
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Garden in Gillitts.
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 28th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Animal was found on the trunk of a small tree close to a light where i presume it was catching insects.

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Yellow Bellied House Snake - Lamprophis fuscus

Lamprophis fuscus
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Commonage just outside of town
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 27th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Snake found under a small flat stone on a peak of a ridge.

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Bradypodion thamnobates

Bradypodion thamnobates
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Howick
Observed: 3rd September 2016
Added: 27th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon found high up in some large trees.

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Zygaspis vandami - Van Dam’s Dwarf Worm Lizard

Zygaspis vandami
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: St Lucia
Observed: 19th December 2015
Added: 27th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Zygaspis vandami found beneath old concrete slabs.
More images here: http://www.tyroneping.co.za/lizards/zygaspis-vandami/

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Acontias orientalis - Eastern Cape Legless Skink.

Acontias orientalis  Eastern Cape Legless Skink. From Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Grahams Town
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 27th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Acontias lineicauda - Algoa Legless Skink.

Acontias lineicauda
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Port Alfred Coastal Dunes.
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 27th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:4
Description:

Along dune forests in Port Alfred, not 100% certain the "Habitat Observed in" format is correct for this?

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Scelotes mirus - Montane Dwarf Burrowing Skink

Sceolotes mirus
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Barbeton
Observed: 11th November 2015
Added: 27th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Found under a small rock in tall grass.

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Bradypodion transvaalense - Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon

Bradypodion transvaalense
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Graskop Town
Observed: 14th May 2016
Added: 27th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Adult male found in a bottle brush tree.

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Chameleon

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Strandfontein
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Scelotes gronovii - Gronovi’s Dwarf Burrowing Skink.

Scelotes gronoviii
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: West Coast National Park
Observed: 21st August 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Psammophis leightoni

Cape Whip Snake - Psammophis leightoni
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: West Coast National Park
Observed: 21st August 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Striped Harliquin Snake - Homoroselaps dorsalis

Homoroselaps dorsalis
By: Tyrone PingTyrone Ping is knowledgeable about Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTyrone Ping’s earned reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Hluhluwe
Observed: 8th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:6
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Koggelmannetjie

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By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Agtertafelberg, Du Toits
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 25th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Skink gave me the beady eye

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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: Western Shores
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 25th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Chestnut tree dwarf

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 25th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Geitjie

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Atherstone - Maroela kamp
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Common Dwarf Gecko (Nahoon)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve
Observed: 15th September 2016
Added: 23rd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Crazy aggressive little chap

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Location: Hogsback
Observed: 23rd September 2016
Added: 23rd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Found him under a log while fighting a fire.

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Gecko

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Verreweide, stellenbosch
Observed: 22nd September 2016
Added: 22nd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Mountain Lizard

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Hawequas mountains
Observed: 19th September 2016
Added: 22nd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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girdled lizard

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Hawequas mountains
Observed: 19th September 2016
Added: 22nd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Blue lizard

Agama atra blue head lizard q.mw
By: outrampsmarge
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersOutramps
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Location: Whale trail day 1, De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 25th August 2016
Added: 21st September 2016
Likely ID: Agama atra
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Lizard has a thin dorsal crest that runs the length of its body. It has a short, plump body and a thin tail, with a triangular head. During the breeding season, the heads of the males become bright blue

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A quick look through

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Location: Hogsback
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 20th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Puff adder

Puff adder
By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Felixberg, Du toits
Observed: 18th May 2008
Added: 20th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

About 1 meter long, definitely the largest puff adder I've ever seen. Missed stepping on it by a hair's breadth.

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Lizard

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By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Witels, Hex River
Observed: 12th January 2008
Added: 20th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Cold wet lizard, rescued from a rock pool.

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