Pungwe flat lizard

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Pungwe Flat Lizard
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Cordylidae
Genus: Platysaurus
Species: P. pungweensis
Binomial name
Platysaurus pungweensis
Broadley 1959

The Pungwe Flat Lizard is a species of lizard in the Cordylidae family.


Pungwe Flat Lizards females and juveniles are black with stripes on their back. Males vary by subspecies.

Pungwe Flat Lizards resemble the Common Flat Lizard, Platysaurus intermedius.


Pungwe Flat lizards live in eastern Zimbabwe and Mozambique.[1] They live in a savannah habitat.


Pungwe Flat Lizards eat ants and beetles. They live on rock outcrops.


Two subspecies of the Pungwe Flat Lizard exist, P. p. pungweensis and P. p. blakei.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Platysaurus pungweenis". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 

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