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Lizard: Black Girdle

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Lizard: Black Girdle

Unread postby arks » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:41 pm

Can anyone tell me what sort of lizard this is? Seen in West Coast NP on 3 December 2008.

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Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread postby BushSnake » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:02 pm

The lizzard is a little bit small, but its a girdle lizzard (Cordylus sp.), and because it looks very dark I'd put my money on the black girdle lizzard, Cordylus niger (wouldn't put all my money on it though :wink: ).
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Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread postby arks » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:05 pm

Thanks, BushSnake. I googled a bit and your ID appears to be the one! 8) (looks like your money is safe :wink: )
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