Guide to SA Lizards?

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Guide to SA Lizards?

Postby ObscureSnake » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:45 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew of a good guide to lizards of Southern Africa (preferably in English). I'm particularly interested in information on legless skinks (Acontias, Scelotes, Typhlosaurus, etc.).

Thanks,

Thomas
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Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum)
Western Slimy Salamander (Plethodon albagula)
Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)
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Chacoan Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli)
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Re: Guide to SA Lizards?

Postby immaculate geckos » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:07 am

Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa- by BILL BRANCH

this is my personal favourite though a little out of date with all the scientific name changes of late but has good pics and write up of each species
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Re: Guide to SA Lizards?

Postby Westley Price » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:11 am

Yeah, I swear by the above field guide. Yes, some species are outdated and new species not displayed, but the book is excellent.

BTW, Bill is busy with the revision. Cant wait!
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Re: Guide to SA Lizards?

Postby ObscureSnake » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:06 pm

Thanks for the replies! I'll have to track this book down. I'm not too worried about outdated species. The first rule of taxonomy is that it is constantly changing. As long as the guide offers a good starting point, I'll manage. I also would be very interested in the revised edition!
Species Currently Kept:
Ball Python (Python regius)
Children's/Spotted Python (Antaresia childreni X maculosa)
Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus)
Forest Girdled Lizard (Cordylus tropidosternum)
Crested Geckos (Correlophus ciliatus)
Schneider's Skinks (Eumeces schneideri)
Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum)
Western Slimy Salamander (Plethodon albagula)
Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)
White's Tree Frogs (Litoria caerulea)
Chacoan Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli)
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Re: Guide to SA Lizards?

Postby immaculate geckos » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:46 pm

That's the best new i have heard all year, Can't wait!!!
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Re: Guide to SA Lizards?

Postby reptile » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:53 am

A guide to the reptiles of Southern Africa by Johan Marais and Graham Alexander is also amazing
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Re: Guide to SA Lizards?

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:15 pm

Bill's guide is great, I've been waiting for the revised edition since 2012 and it's getting closer.
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