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Common Flat Lizard

Platysaurus intermedius rhodesianus

Description:

Astoundingly colourful flat lizard, very numerous and quite docile in company of humans - not quite enough to be petted but certainly to be closely observed.

Habitat:

Large rocky outcrops of Matopos National Park, especially near Cecil Rhode's gravesite.

Notes:

This one seems to have a damaged or deformed tail?

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7 Comments

Such a Beautiful Lizard!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Un arco iris de escamas::

Wonderful !

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Stunning rainbow colors!

Wow! I think it dropped its tail some time ago...
U should put it on the mission: Animals with Warning Colours!

Seema
Seema 9 years ago

amazing colors...but looks poisonous

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

Wonderful and amazing color! This lizard probably dropped his tail some time in the past to avoid being eaten by a predator. He has regrown his tail. They never look quite the same after regrowth but it is a good way to survive!

GavinGolden
Spotted by
GavinGolden

Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe

Spotted on Oct 29, 2012
Submitted on Dec 18, 2012

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