The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Kalahari Ground Gecko

Afrikaans name: Kalaharigrondgeitjie

Kalahari Ground Gecko

Kalahari Ground Gecko

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Colopus wahlbergii

The Kalahari Ground Gecko is found on the flat sandy areas of the northern Cape. It requires a bit of vegetation to give it cover.

It is a small creature which rarely reaches a length of 10 cm.

The Kalahari Ground Gecko has a fat tail which makes up for about half of its length.

These reptiles eat small insects such as grasshoppers and termites.

The female lays two eggs.

References and further reading

A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Graham Alexander and Johan Marais - Published: 2007 - Page: 314

Bill Branchs Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Bill Branch - Published: 1988 - Page: 193


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