Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Species Information

Chamaesaura aenea   
(Coppery Grass Lizard)

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


Key Features:

Comments: Only known from the highveld region. One locality recorded. This species occurs sympatrically with C. anguina in parts of the highveld. The species is endemic to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Open grassland
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.