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herero Girdled Lizard

Lizards | Namibia

Introduction: The Herero girdled lizard (Cordylus pustulatus) is a small, finely scaled lizard, endemic to Namibia. It has a flattened body, more than is seen in other species of girdled lizards and the triangular head supports rough head shields.

Distribution: The dry savannah regions of Hereroland, specifically small populations mid-way between Windhoek and Swakopmund.

Diet: Insects and beetles.

Colouring: The back is olive-brown to dark-brown which often sports many small, but scattered, yellow spots that give the impression of a somewhat vague vertebral band. The belly is yellowish-brown.

Breeding: Little is known of the breeding habits of this species.

Size: SVL 70 to 75mm. Max SVL 82mm.

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