what is this cool guy? [Pseuodocordylus sp.]

what is this cool guy? [Pseuodocordylus sp.]

Postby atropos » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:57 pm

location; Magalies
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Postby Mongoose » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:03 pm

I am not sure where Magaliesburg is exactly (What directtion from JHB?), but I would presume that is Pseuodocordylus melanotus. The Crag lizard.
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Postby atropos » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:04 pm

close to krugersdorp...borders on North West provice

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Postby mania » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:07 pm

I think that is either a Cape grag lizard(Pseudocordylus microlepidotus) or a drakensburg grag lizard (Pseudocordylus melanotus) but not too sure where Magalies is on the map so can't say for definate? Nice find tho
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Postby mania » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:09 pm

Soz Mongoose took me a while to post my reply so didn't see your post. Near Krugerdorps so then it must be
drakensburg grag lizard (Pseudocordylus melanotus
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Postby armata » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:11 pm

Very nice in situ photo, those are always the best
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Postby Mongoose » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:16 pm

Woah, then that must be Pseodocordylus transvaalensis, Northern Crag Lizard and Im sure that is a range extension
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Postby atropos » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:40 pm

I'm trying to find out the name of the pass that i found it for an exact location. Would be cool if it is a range extension. Any other thoughts?
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Postby alexander » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:10 pm

Yip it would be cool, cause then it would be more widespread, and the distribution maps would have to be updated, because of you :).
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Postby atropos » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:21 pm

Nah not coz of me, coz of mister Psedocordylus transvaalensis if that's who he is. I was just lucky enough to spot him:)
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Postby atropos » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:35 pm

Howzit all, don't mean to bump this thread up for the sake of it. I'm really curious about this and wondered if anyone knows any more about this. The pass where i found this guy is a little bit past the sterkfontein caves and a few km's over the gauteng- nw province border. I don't have a field guide of this sort yet but if anyone could possibly give a positive i'd i may be able to look up the distribution. Thanks in advance. G
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Postby Mongoose » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:59 pm

That is the Northern Crag Lizard, and It seems as if it is a slight range extension.
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Postby atropos » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:26 pm

Thanks mongoose:)
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