SOUTH AFRICA
2003


"Spitting Cobra"

 

EXPEDITION RESULTS

HERP LIFE LIST
Bufonidae Toads    
Amietophrynus gutturalis Guttural toad    
Schismaderma carens Red toad    
Rhacophoridae Foam-nest treefrogs    
Chiromantis xerampelina Grey foam-nest treefrog    
Microhylidae Burrowing frogs    
Breviceps adspersus Bushveldt rainfrog    
       
Crocodylidae Crocodiles    
Crocodylus niloticus Nile crocodile    
Gekkonidae Geckos    
Hemidactylus mabouia Wahlberg's velvet gecko    
Homopholis wahlbergi Tuberculate thick-toed gecko    
Lygodactylus capensis capensis Cape dwarf gecko    
Scincidae Skinks    
Trachylepis depressa Eastern coastal skink    
Trachylepis striata striata Northern striped skink    
Trachylepis varia Variable skink    
Cordylidae Spiny lizards    
Chamaesaura macrolepis macrolepis Large-scaled grass lizard    
Agamidae Agamas    
Acantherocercus atricollis atricollis Southern tree agama    
Chamaeleonidae Chameleons    
Chamaeleo dilepis Flap-necked chameleon    
Pythonidae Pythons    
Python natalensis Southern African rock python   1
Colubridae Typical snakes    
Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia Red-lipped Herald snake   1
Lamprophis capensis Cape housesnake   1
Mehelya capensis capensis Cape filesnake   1
Philothamnus hoplogaster Green watersnake   1
Philothamnus semivariegatus semivariegatus Common spotted bushsnake   2
Psammophis mossambicus Olive sandsnake   1
Elapidae Cobras    
Naja melanoleuca Forest cobra   1
Naja mossambica Mozambique spitting cobra   4
Viperidae Vipers    
Bitis arietans arietans Puff adder   1
Bitis gabonica East African gaboon viper   2
 
individual snake count =
16
Frogs = 4 spp.; Crocodiles = 1 sp.; Lizards = 9 spp.; Snakes = 11 spp; Total = 25 species


"DOA" = Found dead only.