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This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 9. Links - Country Specific and the Section: Africa

Introduction and Index : Africa

In this section on : Africa we present articles and links relative to all the good quality reptile websites that we have located to date. These are listed under the site name and detail, to facilitate the ease of selection, and whcih are as follows:

 

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Arusha National Park (Tanzania) - Field Guide (2.6 MB PDF)
FIELD GUIDE TO THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK (TANZANIA)
LIST OF SPECIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Bufo gutturalis (Guttural Toad) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Xenopus muelleri (Mueller’s Clawed Frog) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Ptychadena mascareniensis (Mascarene Grass Frog) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Rana angolensis (Common River Frog) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Strongylopus fasciatus merumontanus (Striped Long-toed Frog) . . . . . . 26
Phrynobatrachus keniensis (Puddle Frog) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Hemisus marmoratum (Mottled Shovel-nosed Frog) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Kassina senegalensis (Bubbling Kassina) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Hyperolius viridiflavus ommatostictus (Painted Reed Frog) . . . . . . . . . . 34
Hyperolius nasutus (Long Reed Frog) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Geochelone pardalis babcocki (Tropical Leopard Tortoise) . . . . . . . . . . 37
Hemidactylus mabouia (Tropical House Gecko) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Pachydactylus turneri (Bibron’s Thick-toed Gecko) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Keys for the identification of the chameleons of Arusha National Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Bradypodion tavetanum (Kilimanjaro Two-horned Chameleon) . . . . . . . 41
Chamaeleo dilepis (Common Flap-necked Chameleon) . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Chamaeleo gracilis (Gracile Chameleon) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Chamaeleo rudis (Ruwenzori Side-striped Chameleon) . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Chamaeleo jacksonii merumontanus (Meru Three-horned Chameleon) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Agama agama (Rock Agama) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Mabuya striata (Eastern Striped Skink) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Mabuya varia (Variable Skink) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Lygosoma afrum (Peter’s Writhing-skink) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Panaspis wahlbergii (Wahlberg’s Snake-eyed Skink) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Adolfus jacksoni (Jackson’s Forest Lizard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Nucras boulengeri (Boulenger’s Scrub-lizard ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Leptotyphlops scutifrons merkeri (Merker’s Worm-snake) . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Python natalensis (Southern African Python) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Bitis arietans (Puff Adder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Elapsoidea loveridgei loveridgei (Loveridge’s Garter Snake) . . . . . . . . . 62
Naja haje (Egyptian Cobra) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Dendroaspis angusticeps (Green Mamba) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Lamprophis fuliginosus (Brown House-snake) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Lycophidion capense jacksoni (Jackson’s Wolf-snake) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Psammophis phillipsii (Olive Grass Snake) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Natriciteres olivacea (Olive Marsh-snake) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia (White-lipped Snake) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Thelotornis mossambicanus (Mozambique Twig Snake) . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Dasypeltis scabra (Common Egg-eater) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Chameleons of Kenya
To discover more about these fascinating creatures the chameleons, venture through the pages to explore the lifecycle, adaptations , colour changes and a particular look at the Jackson Chameleon whose natural habitat is on the slopes of Mount Kenya.
Endemic Reptiles of Mauritius
The endemic reptilian fauna consisted of land tortoises, lizards and small boas.
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Scientific Name : Casarea dussumieri
English Name : Keel scaled Round Island boa
Frogs & Reptiles of Southwest Uganda
FROGS AND REPTILES of The Impenetrable Forest, Southwest Uganda
Robert C. Drewes, PhD, Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences.
Herpetology of Africa - by Tomáš Mazuch - Check the gallery!!
I would like to exchange a scientific herpetological papers about the African reptiles and amphibians. Write me, what you are looking for. Rád si s Vámi vymením odbornou herpetologickou literaturu o afrických plazech a obojživelnících. Napište mi prosím, co sháníte.
Namibia - Species list (PDF - 176 KB)
CHECKLIST AND PROVISIONAL NATIONAL CONSERVATION STATUS OF AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES AND MAMMALS KNOWN, REPORTED, OR EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN NAMIBIA.
Compiled by M. Griffin Directorate of Scientific Services Ministry of Environment and Tourism P/B 13306 Windhoek
Namibia Safari.co.za - African_Reptiles_guide
Excellenat photo'ss and worth a visit. Unfortunately lInks to "more detail" on each species have not been operational for the last 6 months. (20\04\2007)
Namibia: Status of Namibian Reptiles (PDF 762 KB)
STATUS OF NAMIBIAN REPTILES
Photographs of the venomous Snakes of Africa
An excellant site by Tomáš Mazuch.
Reptiles & amphibians of Madagascar - herpseeker.com
On this page we will list all the species of reptiles and amphibians to be found on Madagascar, by clicking the species name you will be taken to page about the species in the genus.
Reptiles of Gambia - West Africa
74 species of reptile have been recorded in The Gambia so far including 13 species of tortoise, terrapin and turtle, 17 species of lizard, 41 species of snake and three species of crocodile. One species of lizard known as Armitage's Skink has only ever been found in The Gambia to date.
Snakes of Egypt by Jimmy Dunn
Hence, the Egyptians had somewhat of a love/hate relationship with snakes. While they were dangerous, they were also viewed, for example, as a protector to the King, but also a demon of the underworld.
Snakes of the Horn of Africa - PDF(4.7 MB) (US Military)
A poster format that has an identificantion key index. Very Good.
The African Herpetology Website
Afriherp.org does not collect funds or run projects but has the aim of facilitating contact between volunteers, research or conservation workers, donors and project organisers in order to promote the interests of conservation and research involving the herpetofauna of Africa.
The reptiles of Cameroon
Project CAMHERP was established with the objective to create a database to facilitate the development of an atlas of the Reptiles of Cameroon. This atlas will be an invaluable tool for natural resource planning, doctors dealing with snake bite, ecologists and NGO's working in Cameroon.
Venomous Snakes of Egypt - By Professor Amer H Ahmed
Not vailable when last verified on the 21/04/2007
Venomous Snakes of Liberia and West Africa
Common species are Western Bush Viper, Puff Adder, Gaboon Viper, Rhinoceros-horned Viper, Rhombic Night Adder, Jameson's Mamba, Black Mamba, WEST AFRICAN GREEN MAMBA, Egyptian Cobra, Forest Cobra, Black Spitting Cobra, Black Tree Cobra.
Wildlife Action Group - Malawi
Dedicated and active conservation of Malawi's wildlife
The Wildlife Action Group is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, working in nature conservation and management in Malawi.
 

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