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

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

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


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