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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.

Dawid H. de Swardt1, Department of Ornithology, National Museum, Bloemfontein; Alan Lee2, DST/NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town; Hennie J.B. Butler3, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein; H. Dieter Oschadleus4, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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Karoo Prinia (Prinia maculosa) and Drakensberg Prinia (Prinia hypoxantha) from various localities in South Africa and Lesotho were studied.  Biometric data were obtained mainly during ringing studies.  Karoo Prinia biometrics were analysed at subspecies level (P. m. maculosa, P. m. exultans, P. m. psammophila).