Kaokoland Sand Lizard
Lizards | Namibia
Introduction: The small Kaokoland sand lizard (Pedioplanis gaerdesi) is another endemic Namibian lizard featuring a tail 3 times the size of the head and body length. They prefer desert gravel plains and run around small boulders, sheltering in small tunnels at the base of bushes or under a large rock.
Distribution: Kaokoland to Erongo.
Diet: Small insects.
Colouring: Red-brown body with a golden tinge. Pale yellow spots on the sides and a cream belly.
Breeding: Not known.
Size: SVL 45 to 50mm. Max SVL 52mm.
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