Status: Least Concern
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.
Tags: rock lizards
The black-lined plated lizard
Length: 165 -175 mm
Ecology and Behaviour
The black-lined plated lizard is an oviparous creature which produces offspring by laying eggs that hatch.
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.
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
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