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Lizard: Giant plated .

Unread post by Nannie » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:28 pm

On the rocks in front of our bungalow at Mopani.Hope the ID is correct.

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Re: Lizard:Giant plated.

Unread post by big5spotter » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:37 pm

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

Unread post by arks » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:49 pm

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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Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:54 pm

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

Unread post by arks » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:33 pm

Same lizard?

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Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:21 am

:thumbs_up:
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Re: Lizard:Giant plated.

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:38 am

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

Unread post by Nannie » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:04 pm

Hi, arks must be the same guy ,also at #101.

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Re: Lizard:Giant plated.

Unread post by arks » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:49 pm

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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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread post by darth bangkok » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:54 am

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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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread post by SAHGCA-UCT » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:57 am

Close, its a Giant Plated Lizard, Gerrhosaurus validus. Nice big fat male in breeding plumage

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Re: Lizard:Giant plated.

Unread post by Sprocky » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:59 am

Here is another one.

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And one with a little one.

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Unread post by Bobbi Jane » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:50 pm

Really great pics!!
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Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by Batmad » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:35 pm

Hi there forumites,

Struggling to ID this guy. Seen in Mopani, KNP

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Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by Bobbi Jane » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:29 am

I would say that is a Giant African Plated Lizard? Nice pic!
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