Swaziland's Reptiles Database

View list by common name in alphabetical order


Agamidae (Agamas)   
 Acanthocercus atricollis atricollis
   Southern Tree Agama    intfulo

 Agama aculeata aculeata
   Common Ground Agama    

 Agama aculeata distanti
   Distant's Ground Agama    holoholo

 Agama atra
   Southern Rock Agama    


Amphisbaenidae (Worm lizards)   
 Zygaspis vandami arenicola
   Van Damís Dwarf Worm Lizard    


Atractaspididae (Burrowing snakes)   
 Amblyodipsas concolor
   Natal Purple-glossed Snake    

 Amblyodipsas polylepis polylepis
   Common Purple-glossed Snake    

 Aparallactus capensis
   Black-headed Centipede-eater    

 Aparallactus lunulatus lunulatus
   Reticulated Centipede-eater    

 Atractaspis bibronii
   Bibron's Stiletto Snake    

 Homoroselaps dorsalis
   Striped Harlequin Snake    

 Homoroselaps lacteus
   Spotted Harlequin Snake    


Boidae (Pythons and boas)   
 Python natalensis
   Southern African Python    inhlatfu


Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)   
 Bradypodion pumilum
   Cape Dwarf Chameleon - UNLIKELY    

 Bradypodion transvaalense
   Wolkberg Dwarf Chameleon    

 Chamaeleo dilepis
   Common Flap-neck Chameleon    lunwabu


Colubridae (Typical snakes)   
 Boaedon fuliginosus
   Brown House Snake    umdlume

 Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia
   Red-lipped Snake    

 Dasypeltis inornata
   Southern Brown Egg-eater    

 Dasypeltis scabra
   Rhombic Egg-eater    

 Dipsadoboa aulica
   Marbled Tree Snake    

 Dispholidus typus typus
   Boomslang    indlondlo

 Dispholidus typus viridis
   Northern Boomslang    

 Duberria lutrix lutrix
   South African Slug-eater    

 Gonionotophis capensis capensis
   Cape File Snake    imamba lukhonkhotse

 Gonionotophis nyassae
   Black File Snake    

 Inyoka swazicus
   Swazi Rock Snake    

 Lamprophis aurora
   Aurora House Snake    

 Lamprophis fuscus
   Yellow-bellied House Snake    

 Lamprophis guttatus
   Spotted House Snake    

 Lamprophis sp.
       

 Lycodonomorphus inornatus
   Olive House Snake    

 Lycodonomorphus laevissimus
   Dusky-bellied Water Snake    

 Lycodonomorphus obscuriventris
   Floodplain Water Snake    

 Lycodonomorphus rufulus
   Brown Water Snake    

 Lycodonomorphus sp.
       

 Lycophidion capense capense
   Cape Wolf Snake    

 Lycophidion variegatum
   Variegated Wolf Snake    

 Meizodon semiornatus semiornatus
   Semiornate Snake    

 Philothamnus hoplogaster
   South Eastern Green Snake    

 Philothamnus natalensis natalensis
   Eastern Natal Green Snake    

 Philothamnus natalensis occidentalis
   Western Natal Green Snake    

 Philothamnus semivariegatus
   Spotted Bush Snake    

 Prosymna stuhlmannii
   East African Shovel-snout    

 Prosymna sundevallii
   Sundevall's Shovel-snout    

 Psammophis brevirostris
   Short-snouted Grass Snake    

 Psammophis crucifer
   Cross-marked Grass Snake    

 Psammophis mossambicus
   Olive grass snake    

 Psammophis sp.
   (Identification needs confirmation)    

 Psammophis subtaeniatus
   Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake    

 Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus
   Spotted Grass Snake    

 Pseudaspis cana
   Mole Snake    imboma

 Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus
   Eastern Tiger Snake    

 Thelotornis capensis capensis
   Southern Twig Snake    lununkhu


Cordylidae (Girdled and crag lizards)   
 (not identified)
       

 Chamaesaura aenea
   Coppery Grass Lizard    

 Chamaesaura anguina anguina
   Cape Grass Lizard    

 Chamaesaura macrolepis
   Large-scaled Grass Lizard    

 Cordylus tropidosternum
   Tropical Girdled Lizard    

 Cordylus vittifer
   Common Girdled Lizard    chakazane

 Platysaurus intermedius natalensis
   Natal Flat Lizard    

 Platysaurus lebomboensis
   Lebombo Flat Lizard    

 Pseudocordylus melanotus melanotus
   Common Crag Lizard    chakazane

 Pseudocordylus sp.
   (Identification needs confirmation)    

 Smaug warreni barbertonensis
   Barberton Girdled Lizard    chakazane

 Smaug warreni warreni
   Warren's Girdled Lizard    


Crocodylidae (Alligators and crocodiles)   
 Crocodylus niloticus
   Nile Crocodile    ingwenya


Elapidae (Cobras and mambas)   
 Aspidelaps scutatus intermedius
   Intermediate Shield Cobra    

 Dendroaspis polylepis
   Black Mamba    imamba

 Elapsoidea boulengeri
   Boulenger's Garter Snake    

 Elapsoidea semiannulata
   Angola Garter Snake    

 Elapsoidea sundevallii decosteri
   De Costerís Garter Snake    

 Elapsoidea sundevallii sundevallii
   Sundevall's Garter Snake    

 Hemachatus haemachatus
   Rinkhals    phemphetwane

 Naja annulifera
   Snouted Cobra    phemphetwane

 Naja mossambica
   Mozambique Spitting Cobra    imfeti


Gekkonidae (Geckos)   
 Afroedura major
   Swazi Flat Gecko    

 Afroedura marleyi
   Marley's Flat Gecko    

 Chondrodactylus turneri
   Turner's Gecko    

 Hemidactylus mabouia
   Common Tropical House Gecko    

 Homopholis wahlbergii
   Wahlberg's Velvet Gecko    

 Lygodactylus capensis capensis
   Cape Dwarf Gecko    

 Lygodactylus ocellatus ocellatus
   Spotted Dwarf Gecko    

 Pachydactylus capensis
   (Identification needs confirmation)    

 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    

 Tetradactylus africanus
   Eastern Long-tailed Seps    


Lacertidae (Lacertids)   
 Nucras lalandii
   Delalande's Sandveld Lizard    

 Nucras ornata
   Ornate Sandveld Lizard    

 Nucras sp.
       

 Nucras taeniolata
   Striped Sandveld Lizard    


Leptotyphlopidae (Worm snakes)   
 Leptotyphlops incognitus
   Incognito Thread Snake    

 Leptotyphlops longicaudus
   Long-tailed Thread Snake    

 Leptotyphlops scutifrons conjunctus
   Eastern Thread Snake    umtfwana wenyoka lengaboni

 Leptotyphlops scutifrons scutifrons
   Peters' Thread Snake    

 Leptotyphlops telloi
   Tello's Thread Snake    


Pelomedusidae (Terrapins)   
 Pelomedusa subrufa
   Marsh Terrapin    

 Pelusios sinuatus
   Serrated Hinged Terrapin    lufudvu lwemanti


Scincidae (Skinks)   
 Acontias plumbeus
   Giant Legless Skink    

 Afroablepharus wahlbergii
   Wahlberg's Snake-eyed Skink    

 Mochlus sundevallii sundevallii
   Sundevall's Writhing Skink    

 Scelotes mirus
   Montane Dwarf Burrowing Skink    

 Scelotes mossambicus
       

 Trachylepis capensis
   Cape Skink    

 Trachylepis margaritifer
   Rainbow Skink    

 Trachylepis punctatissima
   Speckled Rock Skink    

 Trachylepis sp.
       

 Trachylepis striata
   Eastern Striped Skink    

 Trachylepis varia varia
   Variable Skink    


Testudinidae (Terrestrial tortoises)   
 Kinixys natalensis
   Natal Hinged Tortoise    lufudvu lwesiganga

 Kinixys sp.
   (Identification needs confirmation)    

 Kinixys spekii
   Speke's Hinged Tortoise    lufudvu lwesiganga

 Stigmochelys pardalis
   Leopard Tortoise    lufudvu lwesiganga


Typhlopidae (Blind snakes)   
 Afrotyphlops bibronii
   Bibron's Blind Snake    

 Afrotyphlops mucruso
   Zambezi Beak Blind Snake    

 Afrotyphlops schlegelii schlegelii
   Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake    

 Rhinotyphlops lalandei
       


Varanidae (Monitor lizards)   
 Varanus albigularis albigularis
   Rock Monitor    imbhulu

 Varanus niloticus
   Water Monitor    Quamu


Viperidae (Adders)   
 Bitis arietans arietans
   Puff Adder    libululu

 Bitis atropos
   Berg Adder    

 Causus defilippii
   Snouted Night Adder    

 Causus rhombeatus
   Common or Rhombic Night Adder    

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