The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa

Cover of A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa

Authors: Graham Alexander and Johan Marais

Number of pages: 408

Year published: 2007

Edition: 1st

Published by: Struik Nature

Softcover

ISBN: 978 1 77007 386 9

Some of the subjects in this publication

Schinzs Beaked Blind Snake - Page: 50
Schlegels Beaked Blind Snake - Page: 50
Boyles Beaked Blind Snake - Page: 50
Delalandes Beaked Blind Snake - Page: 50
Zambezi Giant Blind Snake - Page: 50
Fornasinis Dwarf Blind Snake - Page: 52
Bibrons Blind Snake - Page: 52
Brahminy Blind Snake - Page: 53
Long-tailed Thread Snake - Page: 56
Western Thread Snake - Page: 56
Distants Thread Snake - Page: 56
Incognito Thread Snake - Page: 56
Jacobsens Thread Snake - Page: 56
Tellos Thread Snake - Page: 56
Forest Thread Snake - Page: 56
Black Thread Snake - Page: 56
Peters Thread Snake - Page: 56
Slender Thread Snake - Page: 56
Eastern Thread Snake - Page: 56
Southern African Python - Page: 61
Bibrons Stiletto Snake - Page: 69
Duerdens Stiletto Snake - Page: 69
Black-headed Centipede-eater - Page: 71
Mozambique Centipede-eater - Page: 71
Reticulated Centipede-eater - Page: 71
Black Centipede-eater - Page: 71
Natal Purple-glossed Snake - Page: 74
Natal Black Snake - Page: 74
Eastern Purple-glossed Snake - Page: 74
Soutpansberg Purple-glossed snake - Page: 74
Common Purple-glossed Snake - Page: 74
Save Quill-snouted Snake - Page: 76
Speckled Quill-snouted Snake - Page: 76
Bicoloured Quill-snouted Snake - Page: 76
Spotted Harlequin Snake - Page: 79
Striped Harlequin Snake - Page: 79
Floodplain Water Snake - Page: 82
Dusky-bellied Water Snake - Page: 82
Brown Water Snake - Page: 82
Brown House Snake - Page: 83
Olive House Snake - Page: 86
Spotted House Snake - Page: 87
Aurora House Snake - Page: 89
Swazi Rock Snake - Page: 91
Yellow-bellied House Snake - Page: 91
Fisks House Snake - Page: 91
Variegated Wolf Snake - Page: 94
Pygmy Wolf Snake - Page: 94
Cape Wolf Snake - Page: 94
Bazaruto Wolf Snake - Page: 94
Common File Snake - Page: 96
Black File Snake - Page: 96
South African Slug-eater - Page: 98
Variegated Slug-eater - Page: 98
Mole Snake - Page: 99
Forest Marsh Snake - Page: 102
Olive Marsh Snake - Page: 102
Cream-spotted Mountain Snake - Page: 104
Many-spotted Snake - Page: 104
Southwestern Shovel-snout - Page: 108
Two-striped Shovel-snout - Page: 108
Sundevalls Shovel-snout - Page: 108
East African Shovel-snout - Page: 108
Mozambique Shovel-snout - Page: 108
Dwarf Beaked Snake - Page: 112
Rufous Beaked Snake - Page: 112
Eastern Bark Snake - Page: 114
Striped Grass Snake - Page: 117
Spotted Grass Snake - Page: 117
Olive Grass Snake - Page: 118
Dwarf Sand Snake - Page: 120
Fork-marked Sand Snake - Page: 124
Western Sand Snake - Page: 124
Namib Sand Snake - Page: 124
Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake - Page: 124
Eastern Yellow-bellied Sand Snake - Page: 124
Karoo Sand Snake - Page: 124
Jallas Sand Snake - Page: 124
Crossed Whip Snake - Page: 124
Short-snouted Grass Snake - Page: 124
Spotted Bush Snake - Page: 128
Natal Green Snake - Page: 128
Angola Green Snake - Page: 128
South Eastern Green Snake - Page: 128
Rhombic Egg-eater - Page: 130
East African Egg-eater - Page: 130
Southern Brown Egg-eater - Page: 130
Red-lipped Herald Snake - Page: 133
Beetzs Tiger Snake - Page: 135
Eastern Tiger Snake - Page: 135
Damara Tiger Snake - Page: 135
Boomslang - Page: 138
Southern Twig Snake - Page: 142
Southern Twig Snake (subsp. ?) - Page: 142
Boulengers Garter Snake - Page: 145
Sundevalls Garter Snake - Page: 145
Coral Shield Cobra - Page: 147
Speckled Shield Cobra - Page: 148
Snouted Cobra - Page: 150
Forest Cobra - Page: 152
Cape Cobra - Page: 154
Mozambique Spitting Cobra - Page: 156
Rinkhals - Page: 159
Black Mamba - Page: 162
Green Mamba - Page: 164
Yellow-bellied Sea Snake - Page: 166
Rhombic Night Adder - Page: 170
Snouted Night Adder - Page: 170
Puff Adder - Page: 172
Gaboon Adder - Page: 175
Cape Berg Adder - Page: 178
Horned Adder - Page: 180
Namaqua Dwarf Adder - Page: 183
Desert Mountain Adder - Page: 189
Plain Mountain Adder - Page: 189
Southern Adder - Page: 189
Red Adder - Page: 189
Many-horned Adder - Page: 189
Albany Adder - Page: 189
Distants Ground Agama - Page: 197
Anchietas Agama - Page: 197
Peters Ground Agama - Page: 197
Southern Rock Agama - Page: 197
Spiny Ground Agama - Page: 197
Southern Tree Agama - Page: 197
Common Ground Agama - Page: 197
Knobels Rock Agama - Page: 197
Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Pondo Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
KwaZulu Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Qudeni Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Eastern Cape Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Cape Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Kentani Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Elandsberg Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Wolkberg Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Setaros Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Western Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Knysna Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Swartberg Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Drakensberg Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 203
Common Flap-neck Chameleon - Page: 204
Namaqua Chameleon - Page: 207
Rock Monitor - Page: 211
Nile Monitor - Page: 212
Plain Sand Lizard - Page: 220
Knoxs Desert Lizard - Page: 220
Spotted Desert Lizard - Page: 220
Blue-tailed Sandveld Lizard - Page: 220
Delalandes Sandveld Lizard - Page: 220
Spotted Sandveld Lizard - Page: 220
Ornate Sandveld Lizard - Page: 220
Albany Sandveld Lizard - Page: 220
Wedge-snouted Desert Lizard - Page: 220
Burchells Sand Lizard - Page: 220
Holubs Sandveld Lizard - Page: 220
Karoo Sand Lizard - Page: 220
Spotted Sand Lizard - Page: 220
Common Sand Lizard - Page: 220
Namaqua Sand Lizard - Page: 220
Bushveld Lizard - Page: 220
Karoo Sandveld Lizard - Page: 220
Western Sandveld Lizard - Page: 220
Giant Desert Lizard - Page: 220
Ornate Rough-scaled Lizard - Page: 223
Common Rough-scaled Lizard - Page: 223
Cottrells Mountain Lizard - Page: 226
Cape Mountain Lizard - Page: 226
Common Mountain Lizard - Page: 226
Essexs Mountain Lizard - Page: 226
Violet Dwarf Worm Lizard - Page: 229
Maputoland Dwarf Worm Lizard - Page: 229
Kalahari Dwarf Worm Lizard - Page: 229
Langs Worm Lizard - Page: 229
Van Dams Dwarf Worm Lizard - Page: 229
Slender Worm Lizard - Page: 230
Blunt-tailed Worm Lizard - Page: 230
Cape Worm Lizard - Page: 230
Kalahari Worm Lizard - Page: 230
De Costers Worm Lizard - Page: 230
Dusky Worm Lizard - Page: 230
Meyers Blind Legless Skink - Page: 236
Speckled Burrowing Skink - Page: 236
Southern Blind Legless Skink - Page: 236
Pink Blind Legless Skink - Page: 236
Lomis Blind Legless Skink - Page: 236
Gariep Blind Legless Skink - Page: 236
Golden Blind Legless Skink - Page: 236
FitzSimons Blind Legless Skink - Page: 236
Short-headed Legless Skink - Page: 236
Cregois Blind Legless Skink - Page: 236
Thin-tailed Legless Skink - Page: 236
Striped Dwarf Legless Skink - Page: 236
Coastal Dwarf Legless Skink - Page: 236
Variable Legless Skink - Page: 236
Striped Dwarf Legless Skink - Page: 236
Giant Legless Skink - Page: 236
Cape Legless Skink - Page: 236
Wahlbergs Snake-eyed Skink - Page: 239
Spotted-neck Snake-eyed Skink - Page: 239
Bourquins Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 243
Algoa Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 243
Coastal Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 243
Zululand Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 243
Gronovis Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 243
Durban Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 243
Mozambique Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 243
FitzSimons Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 243
Striped Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
Lowveld Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
Bloubergstrand Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
Montane Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
Limpopo Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
White-bellied Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
Limpopo Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
Kasners Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
Silvery Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
Western Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
Cape Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 246
Sundevalls Writhing Skink - Page: 248
Cape Skink - Page: 253
Eastern Coastal Skink - Page: 253
Red-sided Skink - Page: 253
Variable Skink - Page: 253
Rainbow Skink - Page: 253
Western Three-striped Skink - Page: 253
Speckled Rock Skink - Page: 253
Speckled Sand Skink - Page: 253
Karasburg Tree Skink - Page: 253
Western Rock Skink - Page: 253
Kalahari Tree Skink - Page: 253
Striped Skink - Page: 253
Western Rock Skink - Page: 253
Variegated Skink - Page: 253
Giant Girdled Lizard - Page: 255
Eastern Dwarf Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Cloetes Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Rooiberg Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Jones Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Black Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Large-scaled Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Peers Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
McLachlans Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Armadillo Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Cape Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Western Dwarf Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Lawrences Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Karoo Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Common Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Oelofsens Girdled Lizard - Page: 261
Karoo Crag Lizard - Page: 266
Langs Crag Lizard - Page: 266
Cape Crag Lizard - Page: 266
Drakensberg Crag Lizard - Page: 266
Blue-spotted Girdled Lizard - Page: 266
Graceful Crag Lizard - Page: 266
Nuweveldberg Crag Lizard - Page: 266
Cape Crag Lizard (subsp. ?) - Page: 266
Spiny Crag Lizard - Page: 266
Common Crag Lizard - Page: 266
Northern Crag Lizard - Page: 266
Dwarf Crag Lizard - Page: 266
Sekhukhune Flat Lizard - Page: 271
FitzSimons Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Wilhelms Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Orange-throated Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Waterberg Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Lebombo Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Zimbabwe Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Lesser Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Natal Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Blouberg Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Augrabies Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Soutpansberg Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Common Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Namaqua Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Dwarf Flat Lizard - Page: 271
Coppery Grass Lizard - Page: 274
Large-scaled Grass Lizard - Page: 274
Cape Grass Lizard - Page: 274
Breyers Long-tailed Seps - Page: 278
Eastern Long-tailed Seps - Page: 278
Cape Long-tailed Seps - Page: 278
Short-legged Seps - Page: 278
Black-lined Plated Lizard - Page: 282
Namaqua Plated Lizard - Page: 282
Rough-scaled Plated Lizard - Page: 282
Yellow-throated Plated Lizard - Page: 282
Common Giant Plated Lizard - Page: 282
Dwarf Plated Lizard - Page: 286
Marleys Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Namaqua Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Amatola Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Halls Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Karoo Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Hawequa Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Swazi Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Haackes Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Woodbush Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Pondo Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Drakensberg Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Tembu Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Zimbabwe Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Langs Flat Gecko - Page: 292
Saltmarsh Gecko - Page: 293
Braacks Pygmy Gecko - Page: 298
Small-scaled Gecko - Page: 298
Namaqua Pygmy Gecko - Page: 298
Hewitts Pygmy Gecko - Page: 298
Cederberg Pygmy Gecko - Page: 298
Marbled Leaf-toed Gecko - Page: 298
Essexs Pygmy Gecko - Page: 298
Swartberg Leaf-toed Gecko - Page: 298
Striped Pygmy Gecko - Page: 298
Richtersveld Pygmy Gecko - Page: 298
Common Tropical House Gecko - Page: 301
Flat-headed Tropical House Gecko - Page: 301
Mullers Velvet Gecko - Page: 303
Wahlbergs Velvet Gecko - Page: 303
Spotted Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Bradfields Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Common Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Granite Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Cryptic Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Makgabeng Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Black-spotted Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Spotted Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Soutpansberg Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Stevensons Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Waterberg Dwarf Gecko - Page: 306
Giant Ground Gecko - Page: 309
Common Giant Ground Gecko - Page: 309
Namib Giant Ground Gecko - Page: 309
Turners Gecko - Page: 313
Bibrons Tubercled Gecko - Page: 313
Kalahari Ground Gecko - Page: 314
Striped Ground Gecko - Page: 314
Kalahari Ground Gecko ? See2387 - Page: 314
Austens Gecko - Page: 318
Namib Web-footed Gecko - Page: 318
Transvaal Gecko - Page: 321
Cape Gecko - Page: 321
Tiger Gecko - Page: 321
Van Sons Gecko - Page: 321
Velvety Gecko - Page: 324
Speckled Gecko - Page: 324
Barnards Rough Gecko - Page: 330
Southern Rough Gecko - Page: 330
Common Rough Gecko - Page: 330
Western Cape Gecko - Page: 330
Goods Gecko - Page: 334
Augrabies Gecko - Page: 334
Namaqua Mountain Gecko - Page: 334
Richtersveld Gecko - Page: 334
Monicas Gecko - Page: 334
Purcells Gecko - Page: 334
Kamaggas Gecko - Page: 334
Webers Gecko - Page: 334
Vissers Gecko - Page: 334
Ocellated Gecko - Page: 337
Golden Spotted Gecko - Page: 337
Spotted Gecko - Page: 337
Namaqua Gecko - Page: 340
Thin-skinned Gecko - Page: 340
Haackes Gecko - Page: 340
Marico Gecko - Page: 341
Namaqua Day Gecko - Page: 343
Spotted Barking Gecko - Page: 346
Common Barking Gecko - Page: 346
Nile Crocodile - Page: 352
Marsh Terrapin - Page: 359
Serrated Hinged Terrapin - Page: 363
Variable Hinged Terrapin - Page: 363
Yellow-bellied Hinged Terrapin - Page: 363
Black-bellied Hinged Terrapin - Page: 363
Leatherback Sea Turtle - Page: 372
Green Sea Turtle - Page: 378
Olive Ridley Turtle - Page: 378
Loggerhead Sea Turtle - Page: 378
Hawksbill Sea Turtle - Page: 378
Karoo Padloper - Page: 383
Boulengers Padloper - Page: 383
Parrot-beaked Tortoise - Page: 383
Namaqua Speckled Padloper - Page: 383
Southern Speckled Padloper - Page: 383
Speckled Padloper - Page: 383
Angulate Tortoise - Page: 384
Leopard Tortoise - Page: 386
Geometric Tortoise - Page: 392
Tent Tortoise - Page: 392
Serrated Tortoise - Page: 392
Namaqua Tent Tortoise - Page: 392
Verroxs Tent Tortoise - Page: 392
Lobatse Hinged Tortoise - Page: 395
Natal Hinged Tortoise - Page: 395
Spekes Hinged Tortoise - Page: 395

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