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Lizard I.D needed

Unread post by Mant » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:05 pm


Could somebody help me identify this lizard found in Table Mountain National Park.




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Re: Lizard I.D needed

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:20 pm

Hi Samantha, it looks as though it might be a "Crag Lizard". Well done on your picture. According to my book they are very shy and never venture far from rock fissures.

They are found on mountains thoughout South Africa. The male is far more colourful and displays various patterns of black, red, orange and yellow, particularly in the mating season.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

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Lizard: Crag

Unread post by Johann » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:44 am

Though I'd start a thread for photos on our South African Crag lizards. Please feel free to post your images as there's not a lot available out there.

Northern Crag Lizard Pseudocordylus transvaalensis - photographed at the Sentech tower in Marakele NP during December 2010. ID confirmed by Johann Marais.

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Re: Crag Lizards

Unread post by Ales » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:35 pm

This is a Cape Crag lizard from Table mountain national Park.

And a Drakensberg Crag Lizard from,guess where,Drakensberg :)

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