Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Common flat lizard

Platysaurus intermedius


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.


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.

No species ID suggestions


Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Thanks Jellis, I believe you are right.

Jellis a year ago

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

Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe

Lat: -17.61, Long: 31.16

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

Related spottings

Common Flat Lizard Common Flat Lizard Common Flat Lizard Flat Rock Lizard

Nearby spottings

Eastern Cape Cycad Hooked Winged Net Winged Beetle Unknown spotting Black Hover Fly