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Mantenga Nature Reserve - Reptiles Checklist


Gekkonidae (geckos)

   Afroedura major  Onderstall, 1984
   (Swazi Flat Gecko)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Not listed
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Cliff faces

   Pachydactylus maculatus  Gray, 1845
   (Spotted Thick-toed Gecko)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Valley bushveld

Varanidae (monitor lizards)

   Varanus niloticus  (Linnaeus, 1762)
   (Nile or Water Monitor)
   (SiSwati: Quamu)
      Larger rivers

Scincidae (skinks)

   Panaspis wahlbergii  (Smith, 1849)
   (Wahlberg's Snake-eyed Skink)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Valley bushveld

   Acontias plumbeus  Bianconi, 1849
   (Giant Legless Skink)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes

Typhlopidae (blind snakes)

   Typhlops bibronii  (Smith, 1846)
   (Bibron's Blind Snake)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes

Leptotyphlopidae (worm snakes)

   Leptotyphlops scutifrons scutifrons (Peters, 1854)
   (Peters' Thread Snake)

Boidae (pythons and boas)

   Python natalensis  Smith, 1840
   (Southern African Python)
   (SiSwati: inhlatfu)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   International Red Data Status: Not listed
      Riverine forest
      Valley bushveld

Colubridae (typical snakes)

   Lamprophis fuliginosus  (Boie, 1827)
   (Common House Snake)
   (SiSwati: umdlume)
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Woodland
      Valley bushveld

   Lycophidion capense capense (Smith, 1831)
   (Cape Wolf Snake)
      Rocky ridges and slopes
      Woodland
      Valley bushveld

   Aparallactus capensis  (Smith, 1849)
   (Black-headed Centipede-eater)
      Open grassland
      Rocky ridges and slopes




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