Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Lamprophis swazicus   
(Swazi Rock Snake)


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

Description:

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. Previously three localities listed (Broadley 1983), no new localities recorded. 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.

Habitats:  
Rocky ridges and slopes


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