Giant Plated Lizard Matobosaurus validus (formerly Gerrhosaurus validus)

Giant Plated Lizard
Giant Plated Lizard
The Giant Plated Lizard is closely related to the Great Plated Lizard Broadleysaurus major (formerly Gerrhosaurus major). It can grow up to some 75 cm, over half of which is tail. It is native to dry, rocky habitats of southern Africa. The armoured, flattened body allows it to wedge itself into rock crevices to escape predators.