South Africa

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South Africa

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:01 pm

A colleague of mine has a few pics he would like to put a name to. Can you help?

EDIT: I have changed the captions according to the replies of forum members.

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1 - EDIT = Gerrhosaurus validus - Kruger National Park (northern part)
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2 - EDIT= ?Pelomedusa subrufa? - Kruger National Park (northern part)
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3 - EDIT = Agama atra, female/juvenile - The Three Rondavels, Panorama-route, Northern Drakensberge (Mpumalanga)
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4 - EDIT = Agama atra, female/juvenile - The Three Rondavels, Panorama-route, Northern Drakensberge (Mpumalanga)
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5 - EDIT= ?Pelomedusa subrufa? - Kruger NP (southern part)
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6 - EDIT = Varanus niloticus - Kruger NP (southern part)
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7 - EDIT = Chersina angulata - De Hoop NR (near Cape Agulhas)
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8 - EDIT = Bitis arietans - De Hoop NR (near Cape Agulhas)
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9 - EDIT = Agama atra, male - around Cape Point, Cape Peninsula
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10 - EDIT = Cordylus niger - around Cape Point, Cape Peninsula
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11 - EDIT = Bitis arietans - West Coast NP (Westkaap)
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Re: South Africa

Postby Daniel Bohle » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:28 pm

Just a try :-D
1
2 pelusios castanoides
pelusios sinuatus
pelusios rhodesianus
pelomedusa subrufa
3 agama atra - female
4 agama atra - female
5 pelusios castanoides
pelusios sinuatus
pelusios rhodesianus
6 varanus niloticus
7 chersina angulat
8 bitis arietans
9 agama atra - male
10 http://www.tallbo.com/andra_cordylus/cordylus_niger.htm
http://www.tallbo.com/andra_cordylus/co ... peersi.htm
http://www.tallbo.com/andra_cordylus/co ... asmani.htm
11 bitis arietans
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Re: South Africa

Postby Mario Schweiger » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:35 pm

Hi Jeroen,

a few one - these I can recognize at first view!
IMG_0427.JPG = Gerrhosauraus validus
IMG_1833.JPG = Varanus niloticus
IMG_3262.JPG = Chersina angulata
IMG_3265.JPG and IMG_3987.JPG = Bitis arietans
IMG_3549.JPG = male, IMG_1074.JPG and IMG_1062.JPG juvenile/female Agama atricollis
turtle very hard, but loopks like Pelomedusa subrufa

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Re: South Africa

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:09 pm

Thanks, I have edited the names a bit in the initial post.

? Agama atricollis = Acanthocerus atricollis = Agama atra ?
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Re: South Africa

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:11 pm

Here's one I forgot.

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Extra - Trachylepis sp.? - The Three Rondavels, Panorama-route, Northern Drakensberge (Mpumalanga)
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Re: South Africa

Postby Daniel Bohle » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:43 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:? Agama atricollis = Acanthocerus atricollis = Agama atra ?


No, atricollis is somehow more northeast SA, atra is south SA.
It really would help to know the location!
The same for cordylus ...
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Re: South Africa

Postby Daniel Bohle » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:56 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Here's one I forgot.
Heliobulus lugubris?

No, maybe something like trachylepis homalocephala ???
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Re: South Africa

Postby Ilias Strachinis » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:59 pm

Daniel Bohle wrote:
Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Here's one I forgot.
Heliobulus lugubris?

No, maybe something like trachylepis homalocephala ???


or a juvenile Trachylepis depressa (?)
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Re: South Africa

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:24 pm

I have now inserted the place of origin in the caption of each picture.
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Re: South Africa

Postby Maarten Gilbert » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:54 pm

Nice quiz!

The skink looks like a Trachylepis varia to me.

The agamas are Agama atra (Southern rock agama). Acanthocercus atricollis (Southern tree agama) has similar appearance, but is heavier built. I always found Agama atra on rocky terrain, whereas Acanthocercus atricollis was always found in trees (hence the names ;)).
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