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Armadillo girdled lizard!!!
Just a pic of probably my favourite South African lizard or in the world. Cordylus cataphractus or the armadillo girdled lizerd is endemic to the SW cape and live in colonies of up to 40 individuals. They are live bearing and the babies are perfect replicas of the adults. They bite on their tail and roll themselves into a ball when threatened. They also hide amongst rock crevices and inflate their bodies so they cant be removed. These animals are CITES protected as is most of South Africas reptile species.
With permission from the owner of the photos.
Ouch.... that would have to hurt
Very cool lizard though
that is the most adorable looking lizard i have ever seen!
it is so cute, i want one!!! chewing on its tail. how funny yet so so cute!
and i like the wedge in cracks bit. clever little creature!
- 13-Dec-07, 07:29 AM #4
thorny devil #2
- 13-Dec-07, 07:41 AM #5
Awesome, love its hiding technique.
- 13-Dec-07, 07:47 AM #6
Thats crazy!! Is that a fully grown one you are holding?
- 13-Dec-07, 07:58 AM #8
Looks like a cross between a Shingleback, Gidgee Skink and Thorny Devil.
how amazing looking is that lizard
They are an amazing lizard, I had some Crag Lizards years ago, they are Cordylus but can't remember the species name."If you know everything you may as well blow your brains out because the reason for existence is to learn more everyday." - Mark O'Shea, 2004 WOOF
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
- 13-Dec-07, 10:46 AM #11
Thats amazing, maybe this is where the myth of snakes biting there tail and rolling down hills comes from.
I was just looking at something about them last night.
They are so cute! They must have pretty tough tails.Who? What? Where? When? And Why?
They look absolutely awesome, i want one D:
You'll see those guys if you check out that Dragons Alive doco. Incredibly interesting form of defence. Love how they roll into a ball. Also makes it hard for predators to take a nip out of their soft spot.
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