Giant Sungazer

Agamas, geckos, lizards, monitors and skinks indigenous to South Africa.

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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby gino » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:08 am

Damn that is a lot :shock: What is the white substrate that is used bu the tortoises ?
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby gino » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:09 am

Thise frogs are awesome and they are cheap :)
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby Aluston » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:48 pm

Where is a frogs? I did not see anyone... Is it feature of the French cooking?
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby nadege » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:11 pm

LOL .. youd have to cook those they not prepared.. :lol: iv jsut been offered a (what he calls) dwarf sungazer.. now i read above you saying no such thing, im real confused, why cant they just give these lizards one name not can be called girdled or whatever.. heres a picture if anyone can ID this poor lizard id be so appreciative.. cheers ;)
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dont ask me what the black substrate is.. i haven't got him or her yet..
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby Aluston » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:57 am

He looks like Tropidosternum, but I can't to scale him with any objects to distinguish size.
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby gino » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:59 am

Almost looks like my armadillo's .

The frog was a few pages into that link that was posted from another forum :)
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby Buck Rogers » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:12 am

I must agree with Aluston... If it is cordylus cataphractus (armadillo lizard) then that enclosure is COMPLETELY wrong!!

I used to get irriatated with guys on this forum using scientific/latin names but I have started to see the light. Specially with a species like this where there are quite a few species within the cordylus family that look similar.
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby Aluston » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:21 am

There is http://www.lafermetropicale.com/boutique/indexboutik_new_uk.php?rub=ref&id=1198663051 Cordylus Cataphractus
And as said Buck Rogers, the name Dwarf Sungazer is wrong. He called Armadillo Girdled Lizard.
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby Buck Rogers » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:24 am

Off the topic but Aluston is that an Australian white's tree frog picture in you aviator??
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby Aluston » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:33 am

Off the topic but Aluston is that an Australian white's tree frog picture in you aviator??

Litoria caerulea Her name is Augustina, she was gift for my birthday at August.
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby Mongoose » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:37 am

That does look like tropidosternum.
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby nadege » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:41 am

Aluston wrote:There is http://www.lafermetropicale.com/boutique/indexboutik_new_uk.php?rub=ref&id=1198663051 Cordylus Cataphractus
And as said Buck Rogers, the name Dwarf Sungazer is wrong. He called Armadillo Girdled Lizard.


are you trying to ell me that the picture i sent you advertised as "dawrf sungazer" is an armidillo girlded lizard ????
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby Buck Rogers » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:51 am

its a Cordylus tropidosenternum
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby nadege » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:59 am

Buck Rogers wrote:its a Cordylus tropidosenternum

ok, im confused again, the above thread says Cordylus cataphractus,with a link to pet shop.. but you say its Cordylus tropidosenternum, now when i do a google search on both latin name, i come up with same looking lizard.? yet the latin name different.. help :cry: please..
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Re: Giant Sungazer

Postby Aluston » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:05 am

Cordylus Cataphractus
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Cordylus Tropidosternum
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There are Girdled Lizards (as I know).
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