Agulhas

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Agulhas

Postby LizardLover » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:10 am

While I was forced to go on this outing with my family, I decided to make the best of it. Found a few Cape girdeld lizards. Couldn't say no to a few pics. Although I had the wrong lens on 5 nice pictures was ruined by the sun.
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Postby Scottish Sungazer » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:40 pm

Very nice shots, I love the fact that they give a real sense of the environment in which these animals live.
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Re: Agulhas

Postby Westley Price » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:11 pm

Great pictures.

Are both pictures of the same animal?

The reason I'm asking is the top photo looks a bit strange, like the animal might be Psudocordylus or Hemicordylus rather than Cordylus.

It's just the stance, the colour and the smooth sides of the head that looks strange for Cordylus sp.

I might be wrong because the picture is taken from afar, but that's just my first thoughts.
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Re: Agulhas

Postby LizardLover » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:10 am

There were a few girdelds so not the same animal but the same species.

If you look closely at the top one, you will see what looks like a tail is actually plants.

Although the top one was on its own a good 7 meters away from the rest. Could be Hemicordylus.

Thanks for the compliments.
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