The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Bill Branch's Field Guide to the Snakes and other Reptiles of SA

Cover of Bill Branch's Field Guide to the Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa

Author: Bill Branch

Number of pages: 328

Year published: 1988

Edition: 1st

Published by: Struik Publishers

Softcover

ISBN: 0 86977 641 X

The Wildebeest's Review of "Snakes and other Reptiles"

The Wildebeest reviewing a book

This Wildebeest has a busy schedule but he will get round to reviewing this publication one day.

Some of the subjects in this publication

Karoo Padloper - Page: 23
Boulengers Padloper - Page: 24
Parrot-beaked Tortoise - Page: 24
Speckled Padloper - Page: 25
Leopard Tortoise - Page: 26
Angulate Tortoise - Page: 27
Serrated Tortoise - Page: 28
Geometric Tortoise - Page: 28
Tent Tortoise - Page: 29
Spekes Hinged Tortoise - Page: 30
Natal Hinged Tortoise - Page: 31
Leatherback Sea Turtle - Page: 32
Green Sea Turtle - Page: 33
Hawksbill Sea Turtle - Page: 34
Loggerhead Sea Turtle - Page: 35
Olive Ridley Turtle - Page: 35
Marsh Terrapin - Page: 39
Serrated Hinged Terrapin - Page: 40
Black-bellied Hinged Terrapin - Page: 40
Variable Hinged Terrapin - Page: 41
Yellow-bellied Hinged Terrapin - Page: 41
Brahminy Blind Snake - Page: 46
Bibrons Blind Snake - Page: 47
Schlegels Beaked Blind Snake - Page: 47
Boyles Beaked Blind Snake - Page: 47
Delalandes Beaked Blind Snake - Page: 47
Schinzs Beaked Blind Snake - Page: 47
Fornasinis Dwarf Blind Snake - Page: 47
Long-tailed Thread Snake - Page: 48
Distants Thread Snake - Page: 49
Peters Thread Snake - Page: 49
Tellos Thread Snake - Page: 49
Eastern Thread Snake - Page: 49
Black Thread Snake - Page: 49
Slender Thread Snake - Page: 49
Western Thread Snake - Page: 50
Southern African Python - Page: 51
Dusky-bellied Water Snake - Page: 57
Brown Water Snake - Page: 58
Floodplain Water Snake - Page: 58
Brown House Snake - Page: 58
Spotted House Snake - Page: 59
Fisks House Snake - Page: 59
Aurora House Snake - Page: 59
Olive House Snake - Page: 59
Variegated Wolf Snake - Page: 60
Yellow-bellied House Snake - Page: 60
Cape Wolf Snake - Page: 60
Swazi Rock Snake - Page: 60
Bazaruto Wolf Snake - Page: 61
Black File Snake - Page: 62
Common File Snake - Page: 62
Mole Snake - Page: 63
Variegated Slug-eater - Page: 63
South African Slug-eater - Page: 63
Olive Marsh Snake - Page: 64
Many-spotted Snake - Page: 65
Sundevalls Shovel-snout - Page: 66
Two-striped Shovel-snout - Page: 66
Mozambique Shovel-snout - Page: 66
East African Shovel-snout - Page: 67
Southwestern Shovel-snout - Page: 67
Eastern Bark Snake - Page: 68
Dwarf Beaked Snake - Page: 68
Rufous Beaked Snake - Page: 68
Spotted Grass Snake - Page: 69
Striped Grass Snake - Page: 70
Fork-marked Sand Snake - Page: 71
Karoo Sand Snake - Page: 71
Western Sand Snake - Page: 71
Short-snouted Grass Snake - Page: 72
Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake - Page: 72
Jallas Sand Snake - Page: 72
Dwarf Sand Snake - Page: 72
Olive Grass Snake - Page: 73
Crossed Whip Snake - Page: 73
Duerdens Stiletto Snake - Page: 75
Bibrons Stiletto Snake - Page: 75
Reticulated Centipede-eater - Page: 76
Black-headed Centipede-eater - Page: 76
Natal Black Snake - Page: 77
Common Purple-glossed Snake - Page: 78
Eastern Purple-glossed Snake - Page: 78
Natal Purple-glossed Snake - Page: 78
Spotted Harlequin Snake - Page: 80
Save Quill-snouted Snake - Page: 80
Striped Harlequin Snake - Page: 80
Bicoloured Quill-snouted Snake - Page: 81
Speckled Quill-snouted Snake - Page: 81
South Eastern Green Snake - Page: 83
Natal Green Snake - Page: 83
Angola Green Snake - Page: 83
Semiornate Snake - Page: 83
Rhombic Egg-eater - Page: 84
Southern Brown Egg-eater - Page: 84
Red-lipped Herald Snake - Page: 85
Damara Tiger Snake - Page: 86
Beetzs Tiger Snake - Page: 86
Marbled Tree Snake - Page: 86
Boomslang - Page: 87
Southern Twig Snake - Page: 87
Coral Shield Cobra - Page: 89
Speckled Shield Cobra - Page: 90
Boulengers Garter Snake - Page: 91
Sundevalls Garter Snake - Page: 91
Forest Cobra - Page: 92
Snouted Cobra - Page: 92
Black Spitting Cobra - Page: 93
Cape Cobra - Page: 93
Rinkhals - Page: 94
Black Mamba - Page: 95
Green Mamba - Page: 95
Yellow-bellied Sea Snake - Page: 96
Rhombic Night Adder - Page: 97
Snouted Night Adder - Page: 98
Puff Adder - Page: 98
Gaboon Adder - Page: 99
Cape Berg Adder - Page: 99
Horned Adder - Page: 100
Many-horned Adder - Page: 100
Plain Mountain Adder - Page: 101
Namaqua Dwarf Adder - Page: 101
Desert Mountain Adder - Page: 101
Langs Worm Lizard - Page: 104
Kalahari Dwarf Worm Lizard - Page: 105
Violet Dwarf Worm Lizard - Page: 105
Kalahari Worm Lizard - Page: 106
Cape Worm Lizard - Page: 107
Slender Worm Lizard - Page: 107
Blunt-tailed Worm Lizard - Page: 108
Short-headed Legless Skink - Page: 113
Thin-tailed Legless Skink - Page: 114
Cape Legless Skink - Page: 114
Striped Dwarf Legless Skink - Page: 114
Striped Dwarf Legless Skink - Page: 115
Giant Legless Skink - Page: 115
Western Legless Skink - Page: 115
Golden Blind Legless Skink - Page: 116
Stripe-bellied Blind Legless Skink - Page: 117
Gariep Blind Legless Skink - Page: 117
Cregois Blind Legless Skink - Page: 117
Southern Blind Legless Skink - Page: 117
Lomis Blind Legless Skink - Page: 118
Meyers Blind Legless Skink - Page: 118
Pink Blind Legless Skink - Page: 118
Zululand Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 120
Lowveld Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 120
Algoa Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 120
Silvery Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 120
Striped Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 121
Western Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 121
Cape Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 121
Durban Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 122
Gronovis Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 122
Montane Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 123
Limpopo Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 123
Limpopo Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Page: 123
African Coral Rag Skink - Page: 126
Sundevalls Writhing Skink - Page: 127
Cape Skink - Page: 128
Red-sided Skink - Page: 129
Rainbow Skink - Page: 130
Western Three-striped Skink - Page: 132
Striped Skink - Page: 132
Kalahari Tree Skink - Page: 132
Variable Skink - Page: 133
Western Rock Skink (see 2564) - Page: 133
Western Rock Skink (see 2565) - Page: 133
Wahlbergs Snake-eyed Skink - Page: 134
Variegated Skink - Page: 134
Bushveld Lizard - Page: 137
Ornate Rough-scaled Lizard - Page: 138
Common Rough-scaled Lizard - Page: 139
Southern Rock Lizard - Page: 139
Giant Desert Lizard - Page: 140
Wedge-snouted Desert Lizard - Page: 140
Spotted Desert Lizard - Page: 141
Knoxs Desert Lizard - Page: 141
Spotted Sandveld Lizard - Page: 142
Blue-tailed Sandveld Lizard - Page: 142
Albany Sandveld Lizard - Page: 143
Delalandes Sandveld Lizard - Page: 143
Western Sandveld Lizard - Page: 143
Burchells Sand Lizard - Page: 144
Common Sand Lizard - Page: 145
Karoo Sand Lizard - Page: 145
Spotted Sand Lizard - Page: 145
Plain Sand Lizard - Page: 146
Namaqua Sand Lizard - Page: 146
Cottrells Mountain Lizard - Page: 147
Essexs Mountain Lizard - Page: 147
Cape Mountain Lizard - Page: 148
Common Mountain Lizard - Page: 148
Rangers Mountain Lizard - Page: 148
Natal Mountain Lizard - Page: 148
Dwarf Plated Lizard - Page: 150
Rough-scaled Plated Lizard - Page: 151
Yellow-throated Plated Lizard - Page: 151
Black-lined Plated Lizard - Page: 152
Namaqua Plated Lizard - Page: 152
Common Giant Plated Lizard - Page: 153
Eastern Long-tailed Seps - Page: 153
Breyers Long-tailed Seps - Page: 154
Short-legged Seps - Page: 154
Cape Long-tailed Seps - Page: 155
Cape Grass Lizard - Page: 156
Coppery Grass Lizard - Page: 156
Large-scaled Grass Lizard - Page: 156
Armadillo Girdled Lizard - Page: 157
Giant Girdled Lizard - Page: 159
Large-scaled Girdled Lizard - Page: 159
Lawrences Girdled Lizard - Page: 159
McLachlans Girdled Lizard - Page: 160
Western Dwarf Girdled Lizard - Page: 160
Peers Girdled Lizard - Page: 161
Karoo Girdled Lizard - Page: 161
Common Girdled Lizard - Page: 163
Jones Girdled Lizard - Page: 163
Barberton Girdled Lizard - Page: 164
Cape Red-tailed Rock Lizard - Page: 165
Lesser Flat Lizard - Page: 166
Wilhelms Flat Lizard - Page: 166
Zimbabwe Flat Lizard - Page: 166
Common Flat Lizard - Page: 166
Blouberg Flat Lizard - Page: 166
Dwarf Flat Lizard - Page: 166
Natal Flat Lizard - Page: 166
Soutpansberg Flat Lizard - Page: 168
Graceful Crag Lizard - Page: 169
Common Crag Lizard - Page: 170
Langs Crag Lizard - Page: 170
Spiny Crag Lizard - Page: 171
Karoo Crag Lizard - Page: 171
Cape Crag Lizard - Page: 171
Rock Monitor - Page: 172
Nile Monitor - Page: 173
Anchietas Agama - Page: 175
Common Ground Agama - Page: 175
Southern Rock Agama - Page: 176
Spiny Ground Agama - Page: 177
Southern Tree Agama - Page: 179
Pondo Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 181
Knysna Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 181
KwaZulu Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 182
Drakensberg Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 182
Setaros Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 183
Cape Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 183
Qudeni Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 183
Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 184
Wolkberg Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 184
Elandsberg Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 184
Eastern Cape Dwarf Chameleon - Page: 185
Namaqua Chameleon - Page: 186
Common Flap-neck Chameleon - Page: 186
Namaqua Flat Gecko - Page: 189
Amatola Flat Gecko - Page: 190
Karoo Flat Gecko - Page: 190
Hawequa Flat Gecko - Page: 190
Pondo Flat Gecko - Page: 191
Drakensberg Flat Gecko - Page: 191
Zimbabwe Flat Gecko - Page: 192
Tembu Flat Gecko - Page: 192
Kalahari Ground Gecko - Page: 193
Giant Ground Gecko - Page: 193
Common Tropical House Gecko - Page: 194
Mullers Velvet Gecko - Page: 195
Flat-headed Tropical House Gecko - Page: 195
Wahlbergs Velvet Gecko - Page: 195
Bradfields Dwarf Gecko - Page: 197
Common Dwarf Gecko - Page: 197
Dwarf Gecko - Page: 198
Spotted Dwarf Gecko - Page: 198
Stevensons Dwarf Gecko - Page: 199
Bibrons Tubercled Gecko - Page: 200
Austens Gecko - Page: 200
Cape Gecko - Page: 201
Western Cape Gecko - Page: 201
Ocellated Gecko - Page: 202
Spotted Gecko - Page: 203
Golden Spotted Gecko - Page: 204
Marico Gecko - Page: 204
Namaqua Gecko - Page: 205
Speckled Gecko - Page: 205
Common Rough Gecko - Page: 206
Purcells Gecko - Page: 207
Webers Gecko - Page: 208
Tiger Gecko - Page: 208
Namib Web-footed Gecko - Page: 209
Namaqua Day Gecko - Page: 210
Namaqua Pygmy Gecko - Page: 210
Striped Pygmy Gecko - Page: 210
Essexs Pygmy Gecko - Page: 210
Small-scaled Gecko - Page: 211
Marbled Leaf-toed Gecko - Page: 211
Saltmarsh Gecko - Page: 211
Common Barking Gecko - Page: 212
Nile Crocodile - Page: 215

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