SOUTH AFRICA 2005

EXPEDITION RESULTS
June 5th to July 2nd 2005
Herp Life List

 

HERP CHECK LIST
Bufonidae True toads
Amietophrynus garmani Garman's toad
LP
Amietophrynus gutturalis Guttural toad
LP
Schismaderma carens Red toad
LP
Microhylidae Narrow-mouthed frogs
Breviceps gibbosus Cape rain frog
WP
Pyxicephalidae African frogs
Amietia angolensis Angolan river frog
LP
   
Testudinidae Tortoises
Chersina angulata Angulate tortoise
WP
Geochelone sulcata African spurred tortoise
WP
Homopus signatus signatus Namaqua speckled tortoise
NP
Agamidae Agamas
Agama atra atra Southern rock agama
WP
Agama hispida Southern spiny agama
NP
Chamaeleonidae Chameleons
Bradypodion occidentale Namaqua dwarf chameleon
NP
Bradypodion pumilium Cape dwarf chameleon
WP
Gekkonidae Geckos
Afrogecko porphyreus Marbled leaf-toed gecko
WP
Chondrodactylus bibroni Bibron's thick-toed gecko
NP
Goggia lineata Striped dwarf leaf-toed gecko
NP
Goggia rupicola Namaqua dwarf leaf-toed gecko
NP
Pachydactylus austeni Austen's thick-toed gecko
NP
Pachydactylus barnardi Barnard's rough thick-toed gecko
NP
Pachydactylus geitje Ocellated thick-toed gecko
WP
Pachydactylus weberi Weber's thick-toed gecko
NP
Lacertidae Old World lizards
Meroles ctenodactylus Smith's desert lizard
NP
Meroles knoxii Knox's desert lizard
NP
Pedioplanis namaquensis Namaqua sand lizard
NP
Scincidae Skinks
Acontias meleagris meleagris Western Cape dart skink
WP
Microacontias lineatus tristis Little Namaqualand striped dart skink
NP
Microacontias litoralis Coastal dart skink
NP
Mochlus sundevalli sundevalli Sundevall's writhing skink
LP
Trachylepis capensis Cape skink
WP, NP
Trachylepis homalocephala Red-striped skink
WP
Trachylepis punctulata Western variegated skink
NP
Trachylepis sulcata sulcata Western rock skink
NP
Typhlosaurus vermis Boulenger's blind legless skink
NP
Cordylidae Girdled lizards
Cordylus cordylus Cape girdled lizard
WP
Cordylus niger Black girdled lizard
WP
Cordylus polyzonus Karoo girdled lizard
NP
Typhlopidae Blindsnakes
Rhinotyphlops lalandei Delalande's beaked blindsnake
NP
Colubridae Typical snakes
Lamprophis capensis Cape housesnake
LP
Psammophis crucifer Cross-marked sandsnake
WP
Psammophis namibensis Namib sandsnake
NP
Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus Rhombic skaapsteker
WP
Elapidae Cobras and mambas
Dendroaspis polylepis Black mamba
LP
Viperidae True vipers
Bitis cornuta Many-horned viper
NP
   
Western Cape = Frogs = 1 spp.; Tortoises = 2 spp.; Lizards = 9 spp.; Snakes = 2 spp.; Total = 14 species
Northern Cape = Frogs = 0 spp.; Tortoises = 1 spp.; Lizards = 18 spp.; Snakes = 3 spp.; Total = 22 species
Limpopo = Frogs = 4 spp.; Tortoises = 0 spp.; Lizards = 1 spp.; Snakes = 2 spp.; Total = 7 species
Total = Frogs = 5 spp.; Tortoises = 3 spp.; Lizards = 27 spp.; Snakes = 7 spp.; Total = 42 species


"WP" refers to Western Cape Province
"NP" refers to Northern Cape Province
"LP" refers to Limpopo Province