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 #1556595


Mjli nuogenerm
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 Identification





Lizard 1





Lizard 2





Lizard 3

All 3 were said to be Giant Plated Lizards when purchased. Hoping someone can help clear up the confusion. Include scientific names if possible. Thanks.

MJLI



12/26/07  11:02am

 #1556792


Mattsass
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  Message To: Mjli nuogenerm   In reference to Message Id: 1556595


 Identification

lizard 1 looks like a sudan plated lizard and lizard 2 looks like a giant plated lizard





but i could be wrong



12/26/07  04:39pm

 #1557329


Mattsass
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  Message To: Mattsass   In reference to Message Id: 1556792


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sorry i meant 1and 2 look like sudan plated and the 3rd is a giant plated



12/26/07  11:42pm

 #1557482


R0NST3R
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  Message To: Mattsass   In reference to Message Id: 1557329


 Identification

I am not 100% sure on this but

Lizard 1 looks like a Black Lined Plated Lizard - Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus

Lizard 2 looks like a Major Plated Lizard - Gerrhosaurus Major

Lizard 3 is 100% a Giant Plated Lizard - Gerrhosaurus validus

With the Major Plated Lizards I think there are 2 rekognised species that is Gerrhosaurus Major , and Gerrhosaurus Major Bottegoi with the difference being Gerrhosaurus Major being rough scaled and Gerrhosaurus Major Bottegoi being smooth scaled

Hope this has helped you



12/27/07  05:57am

 #1561332


Toki99
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  Message To: R0NST3R   In reference to Message Id: 1557482


 Identification

lizard 1 and 2 are Black Lined Plated Lizard - Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus and the third is Gerrhosaurus validus i would not keep them all together 1 and 2 is fine but 3 should be kept solitary with lots of hides and a very large enclosure
kirk



12/30/07  02:54pm

 #1561531


R0NST3R
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  Message To: Toki99   In reference to Message Id: 1561332


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Are you sure 1 & 2 are black lined? I bought mine that looks like "Lizard 2" as a G.Major



12/30/07  06:09pm

 #1570705


Toki99
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  Message To: R0NST3R   In reference to Message Id: 1561531


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yes i am positive i have been working with the Gerrhosaurus complex for over 4 years now
kirk



01/06/08  10:02am

 #1572967


TutThePlatedLizard
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  Message To: Toki99   In reference to Message Id: 1570705


 Identification

what beauties! i agree with toki on classification. I had a giant plated for over 4yrs, he was the best lizard ive ever come across! im envious of your collection, where did you get them all? no one around here (central fl) seems to ever have them



01/07/08  10:06pm

 #1573289


Mjli nuogenerm
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  Message To: TutThePlatedLizard   In reference to Message Id: 1572967


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i got the two G. nigrolineatus at a local reptile show for $20 a piece, and i got the two and two G. validus from an add on kingsnake for $200 for the pair. i hope to end up breeding the G. validus and eventually have maybe a couple breeding pairs of them. they are some of my most interesting lizards to observe and the care for.

MJLI



01/08/08  08:42am

 #1573823


Snakes guy
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  Message To: Mjli nuogenerm   In reference to Message Id: 1573289


 Identification

i think pics 1 - 4 are of sudan plateys and 5 - 6 are of a Giant Platey



01/08/08  09:40pm

 #1575711


Toki99
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  Message To: Snakes guy   In reference to Message Id: 1573823


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i think you dont have a clue



01/10/08  04:56pm

 #2158823


Kibathewolf
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  Message To: Mattsass   In reference to Message Id: 1556792


 Identification

i have the same Lizards myself and
lizard 1 is a sudan Plated Lizards
lizard 2 is a giant plated lizard



06/27/10  03:35am

 #2186271


HighSierraLizard
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  Message To: Mjli nuogenerm   In reference to Message Id: 1556595


 Identification

Hi I just created my profile to clear up this confusing identification issue. 1 & 2 are Gerrhosaurus major bottegoi and 3 is Gerrhosaurus Validus. I’ve had a G.Major bottegoi for about 6 years and I also owned a G.Major (sometimes seen as "G.Major major" and are entirely light tan/sand colored) for about 7 years. They were both sold to me as sudan plated lizards, which is technically true, albeit different sub-species. From my research I think they are essentially the same lizard from slightly different locales. Mine had very different temperments but otherwise the main difference is in the coloring. It seems there is a lack of imformation out there, in general, about african plated lizards and their mis-classification is very common. I realize I’m following up this thread rather late, but hopefully your platies are doing good! Number 2, especially lacking the bright red and yellow coloring, strikes me as perhaps a cross between the two sub-species. I don’t even know if thats possible, though. Mine hated each other. I’ve included some pics of my lizard, Jabari the G. Major bottegoi. [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/josephryan/4404913547/]



11/08/10  01:26am

 #2186360


Mdf
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  Message To: HighSierraLizard   In reference to Message Id: 2186271


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Quick question ( hopefully no one minds!!) how easy are these to breed & what sort of setup substrate wise do you need for success?

mark



11/08/10  03:29pm

 #2200322


BeefysDad
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  Message To: Mdf   In reference to Message Id: 2186360


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These are damn hard to breed. I got eggs from my G. Major Major pair, but never got past incubation as they always deflated after around 30 days.



01/22/11  04:52pm

 #2200565


Mdf
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  Message To: BeefysDad   In reference to Message Id: 2200322


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thank you for replying!

if i get passed the issue of males & females, as in i’ve got males & females & i manage to create the right environment, then after that my biggest problems going to be how do i find the eggs to incubate!! lol



01/23/11  05:38pm

 #2202126


CivicDemon
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  Message To: Mdf   In reference to Message Id: 2200565


 Identification

this one is mine and i was also told it was a giant plated lizard after reading this thread im thinking its a black striped plated ???/ not sure can some one please shim in. thank you.





01/31/11  02:32am

 #2202428


Mdf
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  Message To: CivicDemon   In reference to Message Id: 2202126


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Have you tried the care sheets i’m going to bump up for you, other than that hopefully someone in the know will chip in!:)



02/01/11  01:05pm


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