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Postby Mitton » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:39 pm

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Postby froot » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:25 pm

LOL!
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Postby Contortrix » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:32 pm

Personally i don't care mutch for common names. Allot of species can be called the exact same thing wich can couse allot of confusion. Are you really interested in reptiles it's better to learn the scientific names, you can talk to anyone from anywhere in the world and there will be no misstakes what species you talk about. Common names are different from country to country, the scientific names are ALLWAYS the same.
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Postby Death-Skull » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:35 pm

ya true but if people post both common and scientific we can all learn
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Postby boing » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:56 pm

I think I have a list of the Eastern Cape common and scientific names. I will look for it tomorrow and post it as a start of the list. It's got some frogs on it as well.
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Postby Death-Skull » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:58 pm

thanks
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Postby mfezi » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:27 am

never use english names, too much ambiguity, if you see a scientific name, copy it with right click of mouse, go to google or yahoo, paste and hit enter... .and next time you see it, you may recognize it.. very few people around the world use english names...

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Postby boing » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:14 am

Ok, here's the list. I compiled it using Bill's reptile guide, Johan's snake guide and Carruthers Frogs and Frogging. It is meant to list all of the herps you find in PE and vacinity. If anyone notices any mistakes, please let me know...
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Postby boing » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:23 am

Amphibians
Snoring or Eastern leopard toad Bufo pardalis
Raucous toad Bufo rangeri
Karoo toad Bufo gariepensis gariepensis
Bushveld Rain frog Breviceps adspersus pentheri
Plaintive rain frog Breviceps verrucosus
Giant Bullfrog Pyxicephalus adspersus
Cape river frog Afrana fuscigula
Common river frog Afrana angolensis
Striped stream frog Strongylopus fasciatus
Clicking stream frog Strongylopus grayii
Common caco Cacosternum boettgeri
Bronze caco Cacosternum nanum
Cape sand frog Tomopterna delalandii
Snoring puddle frog Phrynobatrachus natalensis
Bubbling kassina Kassina senegalensis
Rattling kassina or frog Semnodactylus weali
Common Platana Xenopus laevis
Yellow striped reed frog Hyperolius semidiscus
Painted reed frog Hyperolius marmoratus verrucosus
Golden or Knysna leaf-folding frog Afrixalus knysnae
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Postby boing » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:36 am

Chelonians
Parrot-beaked padloper Homopus aerolatus
Mountain or leopard tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis
Angulate tortoise Chersina angulata
Marsh or helmeted terrapin Pelomedusa subrufa
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Postby boing » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:36 am

Lizards
Cape skink Mabuya capensis
Variable skink Mabuya varia
Red-sided skink Mabuya homalocephala
Algoa dwarf burrowing skink Scelotes anguineus
Cape three-toed or dwarf skink Scelotes caffer
Cape or Striped legless skink Acontias meleagris orientalis
Percival’s or Tasman’s legless skink Acontias percivali tasmani
Slender or thin tailed legless skink Acontias gracilicauda gracilicauda
Cape grass lizard Chamaesaura anguina anguina
Cape or Common girdled lizard Cordylus cordylus
Tasmans girdled lizard Cordylus tasmani
FitzSimons’ Long-tailed seps Tetradactylus africanus fitzsimonsi
Short-legged seps Tetradactylus seps
Yellow throated plated lizard Gerrhosaurus flavigularis
Spotted or Ocellated sand lizard Pedioplanis lineoocellata pulchella
Namaqua sand lizard P. namaquenisis
Delalande’s sandveld lizard Nucras lalandii
Striped sandveld lizard N. taeniolata
Cape Mountain lizard Tropidosaura gularis
Common mountain lizard T. montana rangeri
Cape crag lizard Pseudocordylus microlepidotus microlepidotus
Spotted thick-toed gecko Pachydactylus maculates
Marico thick-toed gecko P. mariquensis mariquensis
Marbled leaf-toed gecko Phyllodactylus porphyreus
Peringuey’s Coastal leaf-toed gecko P. peringueyi
Essex’s Dwarf Leaf-toed Gecko Goggia essexi
Moreau’s Tropical house gecko Hemidactylus mabouia
Cape Dwarf gecko Lygodactylus capensis capensis
Southern Rock agama Agama atra atra
Southern dwarf chameleon Bradypodion ventrale
Rock or white-throated monitor Varanus albigularis albigularis
Water monitor Varanus niloticus
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Postby boing » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:37 am

Snakes
Southern African python Python natalensis
Delalande’s beaked blind snake Rhinotyphlops lalandei
Boyle’s beaked blind snake Rhinotyphlops boylei
Bibron’s blind snake Typhlops bibronii
Black thread or Cape worm snake Leptotyphlops nigricans
Sundevall’s shovel snouted snake Prosymna sundevallii sundevallii
Olive house snake Lamprophis inornatus
Brown house snake Lamprophis capensis
Aurora house snake Lamprophis aurora
Spotted rock snake Lamprophis guttatus
Cape or Common wolf snake Lycophidion capense
Common Slug-eater Duberria lutrix lutrix
Mole snake Pseudaspis cana
Common green water snake Philothamnus hoplogaster
Spotted bush snake Philothamnus semivariegatus
Western Green snake Philothamnus natalensis occidentalis
Common or Rhombic egg-eater Dasypeltis scabra
Southern or Brown egg-eater Dasypeltis inornata
Red-lipped herald Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia
Rhombic Skaapsteker Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus
Boomslang Dispholidus typus typus
Spotted Harlequin Homoroselaps lacteus
Rinkhals Hemachatus haemachatus
Cape cobra Naja nivea
Common or Rhombic Night adder Causus rhombeatus
Puff adder Bitis arientans arientans
Berg adder Bitis atropos
Albany adder Bitis albanica
Cape or black-headed centipede eater Aparallactus capensis
Common Brown water snake Lycodonomorphus rufulus
Dusky-bellied water snake Lycodonomorphus laevissimus
Many-spotted Snake Amplorhinus multimaculatus
Karoo Sand or Whip snake Psammophis notostictus
Kalahari sand snake Psammophis trinasalis
Cross-marked or Montane grass snake OR Cross barred sand snake Psammophis crucifer
Coral snake Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus
Yellow bellied sea snake Pelamis platurus
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Postby Mongoose » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:42 am

The genus of Mabuya has changed to Trachylepis.

The Sea snake is now Pelamis platura.
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Postby boing » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:50 am

Thanks. I used Bill's book for the lizards and it is a bit outdated. Probably just copied platura wrong. Fixed them on my original too!!
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Postby Mongoose » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:12 pm

It is platuras in Branch's book, but it has changed since then.

Hopefully his new field guide comes out this year.
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