About this object

Lizard with small head, hardly distinguishable from the body, the body is covered in glossy, overlapping scales. The back may be pale grey, reddish-brown, dark brown or black with two light stripes along the sides of the back which extend from the snout to the tail. Total length 16-25 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Mabuya striata (Peters, 1844)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    African Striped Mabuya
  • Collector
    C J P Ionides
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Tanzania: Liwale
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Charles R.S. Pitman, 1960
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: R.3716; previous number: 1960.54.6
Object view = Natural Science
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