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giant plated lizards

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:39 pm

Hello All

Can anyone help me id the chaps? Many Thanks. All at Skukuza, and on the H1-1.

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Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by BushSnake » Fri May 03, 2013 12:23 pm

The last 2 are giant plated lizards (Gherrosaurus validus)
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Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:12 pm

This lizard was about 60cm long,moving slowly, looks rather like some kind of monitor lizard. Can anyone ID it for me? It was seen at Mopani in June.


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Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:12 am

magnificent specimen... 60 cm :clap:
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Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by salamanda » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:32 am

arks wrote:It's a giant plated lizard, salamanda. I've also had one visit me at Mopani. Nice photo :thumbs_up:



Many thanks arks; pretty impressive lizard! Having looked it up on SANBI I see that its the second largest lizard in SA.

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Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by salamanda » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:34 am

It was, Anne-Marie and was quite happy to stand there in the sun and let me admire it! :D

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Re: Lizard: Giant plated .

Unread post by Gerhardd » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:31 am

Close to Lanner Gorge

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