Mlawula Nature Reserve: Reptiles and Amphibians

Mlawula's herpetofauna includes 57 species of reptiles and 30 species of amphibians.

Mlawula Reptiles Checklist

Mlawula Amphibians Checklist

Priority Species

(Information from "Threatened Vertebrates of Swaziland", by A Monadjem, R C Boycott, V Parker and J Culverwell, 2003.)

Vulnerable

Boidae (pythons and boas)

Python sebae natalensis Smith, 1840
(Southern African python)
(SiSwati: inhlatfu)
Swaziland Status: Vulnerable
Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Crocodylidae (alligators and crocodiles)

Crocodylus niloticus  Laurenti, 1768
Swaziland Status: Vulnerable
Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Near Threatened


Testudinidae (terrestrial tortoises)

Kinixys natalensis  Hewitt, 1935
(Natal hinged tortoise)
Swaziland Status: Near Threatened
Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
International Red Data Status: Near Threatened

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