Skip to Content

Lizard: Rough-scaled plated

Find, identify & discuss the marine species of SANParks
User avatar
anne-marie
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 6526
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)

Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:22 pm

and this one please :D
Image
seems to a "collared" lizard... but they are only in Australia :hmz: saw around Lower Sabie - 8.11.09
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

back home...

User avatar
SAHGCA-UCT
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 48
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 1:16 pm
Location: UCT Zoology Dept. SA Hunters & Game Conservation Association

Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread post by SAHGCA-UCT » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:28 pm

Thats a beautiful rough scaled plated lizard (also known as sudan plated lizard or african plated lizard) Gerrhosaurus major

Richprins

Lizard: Rough-scaled plated

Unread post by Richprins » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:06 pm

These seen by Borderline in December:

Near Lower Sabie...a big one that I think has been shown earlier! :D


Image

User avatar
Imberbe
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 13623
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:28 am
Location: Pretoria, RSA

Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread post by Imberbe » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:00 pm


Your second one is not the Giant plated lizard discussed earlier, but the Rough-scaled plated lizard.
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

"Wilderness cannot be conquered, it becomes part of you and enriches your soul."

Want to know more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers? Visit www.sanparksvolunteers.org

User avatar
wildheart
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 373
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:20 pm

Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by wildheart » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:15 pm

My daughter recorded this one at Mopani. Is it a Rough scaled or giant plated lizard and how do you tell the difference. [video]http://youtu.be/emJdtx_q4JI[/video]

Thanks. :D

User avatar
Bahamut
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 142
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:21 pm
Location: South Africa

Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by Bahamut » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:30 am

Rough scaled, uniform back and flanks and cream scales under chin.

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Forumite of the year - Eagle Award (2016)
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 17777
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:49 pm

There are a lot at Mlondozi as well.

Rough scaled.

Image

Giant scaled, I think.

Image

I think this is a rough scaled plated Lizard.

Image

I really enjoy them. They are really very chilled reptiles.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.


Return to “Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by EElse at 08:48:10
orpen
Submitted by MacDragon at 07:02:06
satara
Submitted by Anonymous at 06:58:14
nossob
Submitted by Jennie at 22:31:44