Soutpansberg flat lizard

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Soutpansberg flat lizard
Platysaurus relictus1.JPG
In the Soutpansberg, Limpopo, South Africa
Scientific classification edit
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.

Description[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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

Habits[edit]

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

Conservation[edit]

The Soutpansberg flat lizard is a near-threatened species.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bates, M.F. & Whiting, M.J. 2018. Platysaurus relictus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T17575A115652395. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T17575A115652395.en. Downloaded on 03 January 2019.

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