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Common flat lizard

Platysaurus intermedius

Description:

Some 30 cm in total length; male brightly colored, female dark brown with three distinctive white-cream lines on the back. Slightly reddish on throat.

Habitat:

Seen on a rocky and dry escarpment close to Harare - the Domboshawa national monument. Dry alright, no vegetation on the hill itself, but many small streams on slopes and small water ponds at the base. And surrounded with very green vegetation at the time of visit - we are in the middle of rainy season.

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2 Comments

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 years ago

Thanks Jellis, I believe you are right.

Jellis
Jellis 2 years ago

Most likely the Common Flat Lizard. Best way is match the female. The males vary color

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe

Spotted on Jan 13, 2018
Submitted on Jan 20, 2018

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