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Ecology of the Victoria Falls

Other Reptiles (non-snakes) of the Victoria Falls

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Introduction

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Species Accounts

OTHER REPTILES OF THE VICTORIA FALLS REGION (Class REPTILIA)

LAND TORTOISES (Suborder CRYPTODIRA, Family TESTUDINIDAE)

LEOPARD TORTOISE – Geochelone pardalis
30-45cm

SPEKE’S HINGED TORTOISE – Kinixys spekii
14-16cm

SIDE-NECKED TERRAPINS (Suborder PLEURODIRA, Family PELOMEDUSIDAE)

MARSH (HELMETED) TERRAPIN – Pelomedusa subrufa
20-30cm. Slow-moving and still permanent and temporary water

SERRATED HINGED TERRAPIN – Pelusios sinuatus
30-40cm. Along Zambezi, permanent pans

PAN HINGED TERRAPIN – Pelusios subniger
13-18cm. Temporary pans. OKAVANGO HINGED TERRAPIN – Pelusious bechuanicus
25-30cm. Zambezi upstream of Victoria Falls.

TROPICAL WORM LIZARDS (Sub Order AMPHISBAENIA, Family AMPHISBAENDAE)

KALAHARI ROUND HEADED WORM LIZARD – Zygaspis quadrifrons
17-21cm

KALAHARI SPADE-SNOUTED WORM LIZARD – Monopeltis leonhardi
20-25cm. (HNP?)

ZIMBABWE SPADE-SNOUTED WORM LIZARD – Monopeltis rhodesiana
20-25cm. (HNP?)

SLENDER (MAURICES) SPADE-SNOUTED WORM LIZARD – Monopeltis sphenorhynchus (mauricei)
20-30cm.

BLUNT-TAILED (ZAMBEZI SQUARE-TAILED) WORM LIZARD – Dalophia pistillum
38-48cm.

LONG TAILED WORM LIZARD – Dalophia longicauda
25-35cm. (VF?)

SKINKS (Sub Order SAURIA, Family SCINCIDAE)

KALAHARI BURROWING SKINK – Typhlacontias rohani
6.5-8cm

SUNDEVALL’S WRITHING SKINK – Lygosoma sundervallii
6-8cm

FIVE LINED or RAINBOW SKINK – Mabuya quinquetaeniata
8.5-11cm

STRIPED SKINK – Mabuya striata (wahlbergii)
6-9cm

VARIABLE SKINK – Mabuya varia
5-6cm

[SPOTTED NECK SNAKE-EYED SKINK – Panaspis spp] 2.5-3.5cm

OLD WORLD LIZARDS (Sub Order SAURIA, Family LACERTIDAE)

CAPE ROUGH-SCALED LIZARD – Ichnotropis capensis
5-6cm

COMMON (MOCAMBIQUE) ROUGH-SCALED LIZARD – Ichnotropis squamulosa
6-7cm

PLATED LIZARDS (Sub Order SAURIA, Family GERRHOSAURIDAE)

ROUGH-SCALED (TAWNY) PLATED LIZARD – Gerrhosaurus major
15-20cm

BLACK LINED PLATED LIZARD – Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus
14-17.5cm

MONITOR LIZARDS (Family VARANIDAE)

ROCK MONITOR – Varanus albigularis
40-50cm

WATER (NILE) MONITOR – Varanus niloticus
60-80cm

AGAMAS (Family AGAMIDAE)

PETER’S GROUND AGAMA – Agama armata
7-8cm

SOUTHERN TREE AGAMA – Acanthocercus articollis
12-15cm

CHAMELEONS (Family CHAMAELEONDAE)

FLAP-NECK CHAMELEON – Chamaeleo dilepis
12-14cm

GECKOS (Family GEKKONIDAE)

TROPICAL HOUSE (MOREAU’s) GECKO – Hemidactylus mabouia
5.5-6.5cm

CAPE DWARF GECKO – Lygodactylus capensis
3.5-4cm

CHOBE DWARF GECKO – Lygodactylus chobiensis
3-3.5cm (VF)

O’SHAUGHNESSY’S THICK-TOED GECKO – Pachydactylus oshaughnessyi
4.5-5.5cm

SPECKLED THICK-TOED GECKO – Pachydactylus punctatus
2.5-3.5cm

CROCODILES (Order CROCODYLIA, Family CROCODYLIDAE

NILE CROCODILE – Crocodylus niloticus
250-350/400cm

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