Reptiles of Namibia

A comprehensive guide to distribution, habits and habitats, diet and breeding of Namibia’s diverse reptiles.
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Title: Reptiles of Namibia
Author: Alfred Schleicher
Publisher: Kuiseb Publisher
Windhoek, Namibia 2020
ISBN 9789994576708 / ISBN 978-99945-76-70-8
Softcover, 16 x 24 cm, 272 pages, 480 colour photos

About: Reptiles of Namibia

Namibia is well-known for its large biodiversity of reptiles, be it tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards and crocodiles. On 271 pages with 480 full-colour photos, distribution maps and an index, this guide comprehensively informs about the distribution, habits and habitats, diet and breeding of Namibia’s diverse reptiles as well as the threats that they are exposed to. For venomous snakes, the author alsoprovides information about the specific types of venom and what to do in case of snake bites. Reptiles of Namibia is a translation as well as an extension of the German version Reptilien Namibias and is a must for every household and all travellers in Namibia. The author Alfred Schleicher emigrated from Germany to Namibia more than 25 years ago. Since then, the family has been running a full-time travel and photo safari company. The fascinating nature of Africa with its incredible wealth of animals has always captivated the family. From childhood, the author collected knowledge about reptiles in nature with a specific interest in tortoises/turtles. Numerous field observations as well as the successful breeding of endangered native tortoise species led him to compile valuable scientific data and were the impetus for this book. Alfred Schleicher has led the herpetological department of the Namibia Scientific Society for many years.

Content: Reptiles of Namibia

Biomes of Namibia
Sea Turtles, Fresh Water Terrapins, Tortoises
Sea Turtles

Hawksbill Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Fresh Water Turtles
Nile Soft-shelled Turtle
Marsh Terrapin
Okavango Hinged Terrapin
Angulate Tortoise
Bushmanland Tent Tortoise
Kalahari Tent Tortoise or Serrated Tent Tortoise
Namaqualand Tent Tortoise or Trimen's Tent Tortoise
Nama Dwarf Tortoise or Namibian Cape Tortoise
Leopard Tortoise
Speke's Hinged Tortoise or Speke's Hingeback Tortoise
Geckos, Agamas, Girdled Lizards, Flat Lizards, Lizards,Skinks, Plated Lizards, Chameleons, Monitor Lizards
Geckos (Geckonidae)

African Rock Gecko or Damara Flat Gecko
Bradfield's Dwarf Gecko
Chobe Dwarf Gecko or Okavango Dwarf Gecko
Bradfield's Namib Day Gecko
Barnard's Namib Day Gecko
Boulton's Namib Day Gecko
Brandberg Namib Day Gecko
Kaokoveld Namib Day Gecko
Common Barking Gecko
Koch's Barking Gecko
Carp's Barking Gecko
Rough Thick-toed Gecko or Common Rough Gecko
Opuwo Thick-toed Gecko
Namib Web-footed Gecko
Common Namib Day Gecko
Cape Cross Thick-toed Gecko
Common Giant Ground Gecko or Giant Ground Gecko
Bibron's Thick-toed Gecko
Turner's Thick-toed Gecko or Turner's Tubercled Gecko
FitzSimons' Thick-toed Gecko
Agamas (Agamidae)
Southern Tree Agama
Anchieta's Agama
Etosha Agama
Knobel's Agama
Namibian Rock Agama
Ground Agama
Southern Rock Agama
Southern Spiny Agama
Girdled Lizards (Cordylidae)
Jordan's Girdled Lizard
Karoo Girdled Lizard
Flat Lizards (Cordylidae)
Cape Flat Lizard
Lizards (Lacertidae)
Plain Sand Lizard
Shovel-snouted Lizard
Wedge-snouted Desert Lizard
Reticulate Sand or Desert Lizard
Bushveld Lizard
Skinks (Scincidae)
FitzSimon's Burrowing Skink
Kalahari Tree Skink
Ovambo Tree Skink
Wahlberg's Striped Skink
Western Rock Skink
Angolan Blue-tail Skink
Black or Karasburg Tree Skink
Cape Three-lined Skink
Trachylepis chimbana
Hoesch's Skink
Variegated Skink
Wedge-snouted Skink
Western Three-striped Skink
Trachylepis varia
Plated Lizards (Gerrhosauridae)
Dwarf Plated Lizard
Western Giant Plated Lizard
Desert Plated Lizard
Black-lined Plated Lizard
Chameleons (Chamaeleonidae)
Flapneck Chameleon
Namaqua Chameleon
Monitor Lizards (Varanidae)
Rock Monitor Lizard
Nile Monitor Lizard
Blind Snakes, Pythons, Non-Venomous Colubrid Snakes
Blind Snakes (Typhlopidae)

Peter's Giant Blind Snake
Schinz's Beaked Blind Snake
Pythons (Pythonidae)
Southern Rock Python
Anchieta's Dwarf Python
Non-Venomous Southern or Cape File Snake
Colubrid Snakes (Colubridae)

Cape Wolf Snake
Namibian Wolf Snake
Western Stripe-bellied Sand Snake
Kalahari Sand Snake
Karoo Sand Snake
Leopard Grass Snake
Olive Whip Snake
Namib Sand Snake
Western Sand Snake
Mole Snake
Rufous Beaked Snake
Dwarf Beaked Snake
Brown House Snake
Angola Green Snake or Western Green Snake
Spotted Bush Snake
Common Rhombic Egg-eater
Common Tiger Snake
Beetz' or Namibian Tiger Snake
Damara Tiger Snake
Finkeldey's Tiger Snake
Kunene Racer
Western Keeled Snake
Venomous Colubrid Snakes, Elapid Snakes, Sea Snakes, Vipers/Adders
Venomous Colubrid

Snakes (Colubridae)
Oates' Vine Snake
Elapid Snakes (Elapidae)
Anchieta's Cobra
Cape Cobra
Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Western Barred Spitting Cobra or Zebra Snake
Black Spitting Cobra
Cape Coral Snake
Western Coral Snake
Shield-nose Snake or Common Shield Cobra
Black Mamba
Sea Snakes (Hydrophiidae)
Yellow-bellied Sea Snake
Vipers/Adders (Viperidae)
Horned Adder
Peringuey's Adder
Puff Adder
Namaqua Dwarf Adder
Many-horned Adder
Desert Mountain Adder
Rhombic Night Adder or Cape Night Adder
Bibron's Stiletto Snake or Mole Viper/Adder
Crocodiles (Crocodylia)
Nile Crocodile
Snakebite - What to do?
Bites by venomous snakes and how to avoid them
How should I behave to avoid unwanted encounters with snakes?
General information on typical snakes and archaic snakes
Meaning of the symbols used
Red List Categories
References and Further Literature
Index: Afrikaans Names
Index: English Names
Index: German Names
Index: Scientific Names