Soutpansberg flat lizard

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Soutpansberg flat lizard
Platysaurus relictus1.JPG
In the Soutpansberg, Limpopo, South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Cordylidae
Genus: Platysaurus
Species: P. relictus
Binomial name
Platysaurus relictus
Broadley, 1976

The Soutpansberg flat lizard (Platysaurus relictus) is a species of lizard in the Cordylidae family.


The females and juveniles of this Platysaurus are brown on their backs and yellow on their tails. Adult males, however, are green-yellow on their bodies and blue on their neck and belly. There is a collar.


This lizard is endemic to South Africa, including Waterberg and Soutpansberg. Its habitat is savannah.


This is a quick and alert lizard, living on sandstone outcrops.


The Soutpansberg flat lizard is a near-threatened species.

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