Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Species Information

Afroedura major   
(Swazi Flat Gecko)

Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
International Red Data Status: Not listed


Key Features: a large nocturnal gecko with a dark W shaped mark on the back of the head, flattened body and enlarged paired digital pads

Comments: Endemic to Swaziland, where it is restricted to the highveld region.

Rocky ridges and slopes
Cliff faces

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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.