Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Species Information

Inyoka swazicus   
(Swazi Rock Snake)

Swaziland Red Data Status: Data Deficient
Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
International Red Data Status: Near Threatened


Key Features: broad flattened head, distinct from the neck and long slender body

Comments: Restricted to the highveld region this species has a limited distribution in Swaziland. This species is endemic to South Africa and Swaziland. The type locality of the species, which is Forbes Reef (Schaefer 1970), is located in Malolotja Nature Reserve.

Rocky ridges and slopes

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Distribution Data Sources:
SNTC Swaziland Biodiversity Baseline Data
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (data accessed in 2016) http://www.gbif.org/
Project Noah www.projectnoah.org/ UCT ADU Virtual Museum (ReptileMap) vmus.adu.org.za/
HerpMapper. 2017. HerpMapper - A Global Herp Atlas and Data Hub. Iowa, U.S.A. Available http://www.herpmapper.org. (Accessed: 21-01-2017).
Miscellaneous other sources.