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Yellow-throated Plated Lizard

Gerrhosaurus flavigularis


A ground-living and burrowing lizard, this species is usually greenish-grey or brownish, with a yellow (or sometimes red) throat and often a narrow stripe down each side. It is well armored, with hard body plates, and head shields fused to the skull. The tail is generally about two-thirds of the total length. Its limbs are well-developed, though its four five-toed feet are not specially adapted for digging. These lizards mate during the summer. In mating season the males head change color to either red, yellow or even light blue.

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Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 7 years ago

Thanks Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Another nice spotting

Wendy Clapham
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Wendy Clapham

Overstrand Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 29, 2013
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013

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