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Lizard: Giant plated .

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Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:28 pm Unread post
On the rocks in front of our bungalow at Mopani.Hope the ID is correct.

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Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:37 pm Unread post
nice pic and the ID :thumbs_up:


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Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:49 pm Unread post
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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Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:54 pm Unread post
Yes, correct i.d. Nannie. In fact, it is a male in his breeding (red) colours.


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Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:33 pm Unread post
Same lizard?

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Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:21 am Unread post
:thumbs_up:


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Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:38 am Unread post
Great photo Nannie :clap:


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Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:04 pm Unread post
Hi, arks must be the same guy ,also at #101.


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Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:49 pm Unread post
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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Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:54 am Unread post
SAHGCA-UCT,

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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Cheers!


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Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:57 am Unread post
Close, its a Giant Plated Lizard, Gerrhosaurus validus. Nice big fat male in breeding plumage


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Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:59 am Unread post
Here is another one.

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And one with a little one.

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Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:50 pm Unread post
Really great pics!!


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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:35 pm Unread post
Hi there forumites,

Struggling to ID this guy. Seen in Mopani, KNP

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Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:29 am Unread post
I would say that is a Giant African Plated Lizard? Nice pic!
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