Mlawula Reptiles Checklist

The Swaziland Reptiles Database contains detailed information and distributions, photos can be found in the Biodiversity Explorer.

Crocodylia - alligators and crocodiles

Crocodylidae - Alligators and crocodiles

   Crocodylus niloticus     Nile Crocodile    ingwenya

Squamata - squamate reptiles

Agamidae - Agamas

   Acanthocercus atricollis atricollis     Southern Tree Agama    intfulo

   Agama aculeata distanti     Distant's Ground Agama    holoholo

Atractaspididae - Burrowing snakes

   Amblyodipsas concolor     Natal Purple-glossed Snake   

   Aparallactus lunulatus lunulatus     Reticulated Centipede-eater   

   Atractaspis bibronii     Bibron's Stiletto Snake   

   Homoroselaps dorsalis     Striped Harlequin Snake   

Boidae - Pythons and boas

   Python natalensis     Southern African Python    inhlatfu

Chamaeleonidae - Chameleons

   Chamaeleo dilepis     Common Flap-neck Chameleon    lunwabu

Colubridae - Typical snakes

   Boaedon fuliginosus     Brown House Snake    umdlume

   Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia     Red-lipped Snake   

   Dasypeltis scabra     Rhombic Egg-eater   

   Dipsadoboa aulica     Marbled Tree Snake   

   Dispholidus typus typus     Boomslang    indlondlo

   Gonionotophis capensis capensis     Cape File Snake    imamba lukhonkhotse

   Lycodonomorphus rufulus     Brown Water Snake   

   Lycophidion capense capense     Cape Wolf Snake   

   Philothamnus semivariegatus     Spotted Bush Snake   

   Psammophis subtaeniatus     Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake   

   Thelotornis capensis capensis     Southern Twig Snake    lununkhu

Cordylidae - Girdled and crag lizards

   Chamaesaura macrolepis     Large-scaled Grass Lizard   

   Cordylus tropidosternum     Tropical Girdled Lizard   

   Platysaurus lebomboensis     Lebombo Flat Lizard   

   Smaug warreni warreni     Warren's Girdled Lizard   

Elapidae - Cobras and mambas

   Dendroaspis polylepis     Black Mamba    imamba

   Naja mossambica     Mozambique Spitting Cobra    imfeti

Gekkonidae - Geckos

   Chondrodactylus turneri     Turner's Gecko   

   Hemidactylus mabouia     Common Tropical House Gecko   

   Homopholis wahlbergii     Wahlberg's Velvet Gecko   

   Lygodactylus capensis capensis     Cape Dwarf Gecko   

   Pachydactylus maculatus     Spotted Gecko   

   Pachydactylus vansoni     Van Son's Gecko   

Gerrhosauridae - Plated lizards

   Broadleysaurus major     Rough-scaled Plated Lizard   

   Gerrhosaurus flavigularis     Yellow-throated Plated Lizard   

   Matobosaurus validus     Common Giant Plated Lizard   

Lacertidae - Lacertids

   Nucras ornata     Ornate Sandveld Lizard   

Leptotyphlopidae - Worm snakes

   Leptotyphlops incognitus     Incognito Thread Snake   

   Leptotyphlops longicaudus     Long-tailed Thread Snake   

   Leptotyphlops scutifrons scutifrons     Peters' Thread Snake   

   Leptotyphlops telloi     Tello's Thread Snake   

Scincidae - Skinks

   Acontias plumbeus     Giant Legless Skink   

   Afroablepharus wahlbergii     Wahlberg's Snake-eyed Skink   

   Scelotes mirus     Montane Dwarf Burrowing Skink   

   Trachylepis margaritifer     Rainbow Skink   

   Trachylepis striata     Eastern Striped Skink   

   Trachylepis varia varia     Variable Skink   

Typhlopidae - Blind snakes

   Afrotyphlops bibronii     Bibron's Blind Snake   

   Afrotyphlops schlegelii schlegelii     Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake   

Varanidae - Monitor lizards

   Varanus albigularis albigularis     Rock Monitor    imbhulu

   Varanus niloticus     Water Monitor    Quamu

Viperidae - Adders

   Bitis arietans arietans     Puff Adder    libululu

   Causus defilippii     Snouted Night Adder   

Testudines - chelonians

Pelomedusidae - Terrapins

   Pelomedusa subrufa     Marsh Terrapin   

   Pelusios sinuatus     Serrated Hinged Terrapin    lufudvu lwemanti

Testudinidae - Terrestrial tortoises

   Kinixys natalensis     Natal Hinged Tortoise    lufudvu lwesiganga

   Kinixys spekii     Speke's Hinged Tortoise    lufudvu lwesiganga

   Stigmochelys pardalis     Leopard Tortoise    lufudvu lwesiganga

57 species recorded in Mlawula

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