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 Post subject: Lizard: Giant plated .
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:28 pm 
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On the rocks in front of our bungalow at Mopani.Hope the ID is correct.

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard:Giant plated.
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nice pic and the ID :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard:Giant plated.
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I saw a similar lizard in October 2008 at Mopani (chalet #101), but I thought that it was a rock monitor :?


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Yes, correct i.d. Nannie. In fact, it is a male in his breeding (red) colours.

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard:Giant plated.
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Same lizard?

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard:Giant plated.
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 Post subject: Re: Lizard:Giant plated.
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Great photo Nannie :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard:Giant plated.
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Hi, arks must be the same guy ,also at #101.


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 Post subject: Re: Lizard:Giant plated.
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Yip, I thought he looked familiar! :wink: Thanks for giving me the correct ID. When I was there, he was very relaxed, foraged around those rocks for quite some time.


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 Post subject: Re: ID help needed for lizard
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Thank you for the information, that was very good to know.

I have one more lizard picture I am not sure of if anyone knows:

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 Post subject: Re: ID help needed for lizard
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Close, its a Giant Plated Lizard, Gerrhosaurus validus. Nice big fat male in breeding plumage


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 Post subject: Re: Lizard:Giant plated.
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Here is another one.

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And one with a little one.

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard:Giant plated.
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Really great pics!!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Lizard
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Hi there forumites,

Struggling to ID this guy. Seen in Mopani, KNP

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Lizard
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I would say that is a Giant African Plated Lizard? Nice pic!

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