The Common Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactyluscapensis) is a small greyish-brown lizard with specialised toes for gripping tree trunks and rocks. Adults have a body length of about 4–5 cm and the tail is about the same length. Unlike most other gecko species, these little creatures are active during the day and not at night, although they may remain out on walls even after dark on very warm summer nights.
Forty-two reptile specimens from Mozambique are preserved in the collection of the National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa. This collection is comprised of 39 lizards referable to 10 families, 12 genera and 18 (possibly 19) species; and three snakes referable to two families, three genera and three species. Specimens were collected at 19 localities in six provinces (Tete, Manica, Sofala, Gaza, Inhambane and Maputo) in the central and southern parts of the country, mostly south of the Zambezi River.
A revision of the egg-eating snakes of the genus Dasypeltis Wagler (Squamata: Colubridae: Colubrinae) in north-eastern Africa and south-western Arabia, with descriptions of three new species
Buyisile G. Makhubo and Agnes Phindane
Myths have long been associated with explaining supernatural events or phenomena concerning the early history of people. Superstitions are largely accepted as irrational beliefs in supernatural influences, especially concerning luck.
Herpetofauna of the Oviston, Commando Drift and Tsolwana nature reserves in the arid interior of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Werner Conradie1, 2, *, Brian Reeves 3, Neil Brown4 and Jan A. Venter5