Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus
Status: Least Concern
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gerrhosauridae
Genus: Gerrhosaurus
Threat: harmless
Venom/Toxin: none
Description: They have dorsal scales not very feebly striated, smooth or weakly keeled on nape, strongly keeled on back (with keels forming more or less continuous ridges. Adults have light brown to russet or snuff-brown coloured skin with uniform scales bearing elongate dark brown spots; a yellowish-white to yellow dorsolateral streak (dark-edged above and below) on each side.

General Information

The black-lined plated lizard
Length: 165 -175 mm

Ecology and Behaviour

Diet

Reproduction

The black-lined plated lizard is an oviparous creature which produces offspring by laying eggs that hatch.

Conservation

It is categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as, " Least Concern ". The population is presumed stable due to a lack of disturbance to its habitat.
Trend: stable

Distribution and Habitat

The black-lined plated lizard can be found in Gabon, W/S Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Republic of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Zambia. They prefer shrubland, grasslands, savanna and are terrestrial and diurnal, using holes, mammal burrows and termite mounds as shelter sites.

Interaction with humans

Featured Listings

No results found.

Related Pages/Posts

African Dwarf Mud Turtle

African Dwarf Mud Turtle

Serrated Hinged Terrapin

Serrated Hinged Terrapin

Cobras & Mambas

Cobras & Mambas

Giant one horned Chameleon

Giant one horned Chameleon

Southern Tree Agama

Southern Tree Agama

Zambian Snake Lizard

Zambian Snake Lizard

Speke’s Hinged Tortoise

Speke’s Hinged Tortoise