Sekukhune Flat Lizard

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Sekukhune Flat Lizard
Platysaurus orientalis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Cordylidae
Genus: Platysaurus
Species: P. orientalis
Binomial name
Platysaurus orientalis
Fitzsimons 1941[1]

The Sekukhune Flat Lizard (Platysaurus orientalis) is a species of lizard in the Cordylidae family found in South Africa. It has two subspecies.

Description[edit]

Females and juveniles have a black back with white stripes, as well as a white belly. Adult male Sekukhune Flat Lizards have a green body and an orange or red tail above and a yellow tail underneath.

Geography[edit]

The Sekukhune Flat Lizard lives in a small area of savannah in South Africa in the Sekhukhuneland natural region. This includes the Mpumalanga Escarpment.

Habits[edit]

Female Sekukhune Flat Lizards lay two eggs in a rock crack in early summer. The diet of the Sekukhune Flat Lizard includes insects, including caterpillars.

Subspecies[edit]

Two subspecies exist, P. o. orientalis and P. o. fitzsismonsi.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Platysaurus orientalis". Zipcode Zoo. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 

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