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Mlawula Nature Reserve - Reptiles Checklist


Gekkonidae (Geckos)

   Lygodactylus capensis capensis (Smith, 1849)
   (Cape Dwarf Gecko)
      Riverine forest
      Valley bushveld

   Hemidactylus mabouia  (Moreau de Jonnes, 1818)
   (Common Tropical House Gecko)

   Homopholis wahlbergii  (Smith, 1849)
   (Wahlberg's Velvet Gecko)
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Valley bushveld

   Pachydactylus maculatus  Gray, 1845
   (Spotted Gecko)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Valley bushveld

   Pachydactylus vansoni  FitzSimons, 1933
   (Van Son's Gecko)

   Chondrodactylus turneri  (Gray, 1864)
   (Turner's Gecko)

Varanidae (Monitor lizards)

   Varanus albigularis albigularis (Daudin, 1802)
   (Rock Monitor)
   (SiSwati: imbhulu)
      Rocky ridges and slopes

   Varanus niloticus  (Linnaeus, 1762)
   (Water Monitor)
   (SiSwati: Quamu)
      Larger rivers

Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

   Chamaeleo dilepis  Leach, 1819
   (Common Flap-neck Chameleon)
   (SiSwati: lunwabu)
      Riverine forest
      Moist indigenous forest
      Woodland
      Valley bushveld

Agamidae (Agamas)

   Acanthocercus atricollis atricollis Smith, 1849
   (Southern Tree Agama)
   (SiSwati: intfulo)
      Woodland
      Valley bushveld

   Agama aculeata distanti Boulenger, 1902
   (Distant's Ground Agama)
   (SiSwati: holoholo)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes

Lacertidae (Lacertids)

   Nucras ornata  (Gray, 1864)
   (Ornate Sandveld Lizard)

Scincidae (Skinks)

   Scelotes mirus  (Roux, 1907)
   (Montane Dwarf Burrowing Skink)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes

   Trachylepis margaritifer  (Peters, 1854)
   (Rainbow Skink)
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Woodland
      Valley bushveld
      Cliff faces

   Trachylepis varia varia (Peters, 1867)
   (Variable Skink)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Larger rivers
      Valley bushveld

   Trachylepis striata  (Peters, 1844)
   (Eastern Striped Skink)
      Valley bushveld

   Afroablepharus wahlbergii  (Smith, 1849)
   (Wahlberg's Snake-eyed Skink)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Valley bushveld

   Acontias plumbeus  Bianconi, 1849
   (Giant Legless Skink)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes

Cordylidae (Girdled and crag lizards)

   Chamaesaura macrolepis  (Cope, 1862)
   (Large-scaled Grass Lizard)

   Smaug warreni warreni (Boulenger, 1908)
   (Warren's Girdled Lizard)

   Cordylus tropidosternum  (Boulenger, 1891)
   (Tropical Girdled Lizard)

   Platysaurus lebomboensis  Jacobsen 1994
   (Lebombo Flat Lizard)

Gerrhosauridae (Plated lizards)

   Gerrhosaurus validus validus Smith, 1849
   (Common Giant Plated Lizard)

   Gerrhosaurus flavigularis  Wiegmann, 1828
   (Yellow-throated Plated Lizard)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Valley bushveld

   Broadleysaurus major  (Dumeril, 1851)
   (Rough-scaled Plated Lizard)
      Valley bushveld

Typhlopidae (Blind snakes)

   Afrotyphlops bibronii  (Smith, 1846)
   (Bibron's Blind Snake)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes

   Afrotyphlops schlegelii schlegelii (Bianconi, 1847)
   (Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake)

Leptotyphlopidae (Worm snakes)

   Leptotyphlops longicaudus  (Peters, 1854)
   (Long-tailed Thread Snake)

   Leptotyphlops incognitus  Broadley and Watson, 1976
   (Incognito Thread Snake)

   Leptotyphlops telloi  Broadley and Watson, 1976
   (Tello's Thread Snake)

Boidae (Pythons and boas)

   Python natalensis  Smith, 1840
   (Southern African Python)
   (SiSwati: inhlatfu)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   International Red Data Status: Not listed
      Riverine forest
      Valley bushveld

Colubridae (Typical snakes)

   Lycodonomorphus rufulus  (Lichtenstein, 1823)
   (Brown Water Snake)
      Vlei systems
      Swift-flowing streams
      Dams (man-made)

   Lamprophis fuliginosus  (Boie, 1827)
   (Common House Snake)
   (SiSwati: umdlume)
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Woodland
      Valley bushveld

   Lycophidion capense capense (Smith, 1831)
   (Cape Wolf Snake)
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Woodland
      Valley bushveld

   Gonionotophis capensis capensis (Smith, 1847)
   (Cape File Snake)
   (SiSwati: imamba lukhonkhotse)

   Psammophis subtaeniatus  Peters, 1854
   (Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake)

   Philothamnus semivariegatus  (Smith, 1840)
   (Spotted Bush Snake)
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Woodland
      Valley bushveld

   Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia  (Laurenti, 1768)
   (Red-lipped Snake)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Valley bushveld

   Dipsadoboa aulica  (Gunther, 1864)
   (Marbled Tree Snake)

   Dispholidus typus typus (Smith, 1829)
   (Boomslang)
   (SiSwati: indlondlo)
      Open grassland
      Riverine forest
      Alien forest
      Valley bushveld

   Thelotornis capensis capensis Smith, 1849
   (Southern Twig Snake)
   (SiSwati: lununkhu)
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Woodland
      Valley bushveld

   Dasypeltis scabra  (Linnaeus, 1758)
   (Rhombic Egg-eater)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Valley bushveld

Atractaspididae (Burrowing snakes)

   Aparallactus lunulatus lunulatus (Peters, 1854)
   (Reticulated Centipede-eater)

   Amblyodipsas concolor  (Smith, 1849)
   (Natal Purple-glossed Snake)

   Atractaspis bibronii  Smith, 1849
   (Bibron's Stiletto Snake)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes

Elapidae (Cobras and mambas)

   Naja mossambica  Peters, 1854
   (Mozambique Spitting Cobra)
   (SiSwati: imfeti)
      Riverine forest
      Woodland
      Valley bushveld

   Dendroaspis polylepis  Gunther, 1864
   (Black Mamba)
   (SiSwati: imamba)
      Valley bushveld

Viperidae (Adders)

   Causus defilippii  (Jan, 1862)
   (Snouted Night Adder)

   Bitis arietans arietans (Merrem, 1820)
   (Puff Adder)
   (SiSwati: libululu)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Valley bushveld

Crocodylidae (Alligators and crocodiles)

   Crocodylus niloticus  Laurenti, 1768
   (Nile Crocodile)
   (SiSwati: ingwenya)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

Pelomedusidae (Terrapins)

   Pelomedusa subrufa  (Lacepede, 1788)
   (Marsh Terrapin)
   Southern African Red Data Status: Least Concern

   Pelusios sinuatus  (Smith, 1838)
   (Serrated Hinged Terrapin)
   (SiSwati: lufudvu lwemanti)
   Southern African Red Data Status: Least Concern

Testudinidae (Terrestrial tortoises)

   Stigmochelys pardalis  (Bell, 1828)
   (Leopard Tortoise)
   (SiSwati: lufudvu lwesiganga)
   Southern African Red Data Status: Least Concern

   Kinixys spekii  Gray, 1863
   (Speke's Hinged Tortoise)
   (SiSwati: lufudvu lwesiganga)
   Southern African Red Data Status: Least Concern

   Kinixys natalensis  Hewitt, 1935
   (Natal Hinged Tortoise)
   (SiSwati: lufudvu lwesiganga)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Least Concern
   International Red Data Status: Near Threatened




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