The Green Plated Lizard (Gerrhosauridae major) is a medium-sized lizard found in Africa. It is also known ad the Sudan Plated Lizard or the Great Plated Lizard.
It is mainly brown but can be variable colours. It has rough scales of armour that look like plates. It is broad with no distinct neck, and with a wide tail.
The Green Plated Lizard can grow to 45-70 centimetres (18-27.5 inches) long.
It is diurnal because it is active during the day.
It prefers rocky terrain and deserts, but can be found in most habitats, except wetlands.
They are omnivorous, eating snails, plants, and insects.
The Green Plated Lizard is oviparous – it lays eggs.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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