Angolan Sand Lizard
Lizards | Namibia
Introduction: The Angolan sand lizard (Pedioplanis benguellensis) is similar to the Namaqua sand lizard in size. It forages on the ground around small bushes on sandy soils, preferring arid, sparsely vegetated desert. It has a long tail, almost twice the length of the head and body.
Distribution: From southern Angola into Kaokoland.
Diet: Small insects.
Colouring: The back is grey or pale reddish-brown with 5 distinctive longitudinal strips with those on the flanks having whitish spaces. The tail is orangey-yellow and the belly white.
Breeding: Females lay around 4 eggs in November.
Size: SVL 40 to 50mm. Max SVL 53mm.
In the town of Opuwo this lodge has beautiful views over Kaokoland - a real desert oasis