Waterberg flat lizard

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Waterberg flat lizard
Platysaurus minor.JPG
Male Waterberg flat lizard, Masebe, South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Cordylidae
Genus: Platysaurus
Species: P. minor
Binomial name
Platysaurus minor
FitzSimons 1930[1]

The Waterberg flat lizard (Platysaurus minor) is a species of lizard in the Cordylidae family.


The Waterberg flat lizard ranges from Waterberg, South Africa, to the foothills of the Blouberg. The Waterberg flat lizard lives in rocky sandstone outcrops in a savannah habitat.


The Waterberg flat lizard eats mainly insects, but will sometimes eat plants. It lives in small family groups and breeds in summer, when two eggs are produced.


The Waterberg flat lizard is 60–70 mm long. The scales on the sides of its body are rounded, raised and larger than those on its back. Three longitudinal stripes are always entire on females, but sometimes divided in males.


  1. ^ "Platysaurus taxonomy". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 2007-09-04. 

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