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Cryptactites peringueyi (BOULENGER, 1910)


Erwachsenes Weibchen von Crpytactites peringueyi © F. Colacicco

Lebensraum von Crpytactites peringueyi © M. Barts

Erwachsenes Weibchen von Crpytactites peringueyi © M. Barts

Erwachsenes Männchen von Crpytactites peringueyi © M. Barts

Schlüpfling von Crpytactites peringueyi © M. Barts



as Phyllodactylus peringueyi – A revised list of the South African reptiles and batrachians, with synoptic tables, special refernce to the speciment in the South African Museum, and description of new species. – Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 5: 493 – Terra typica: Little Namaqualand (coll. Peringuey) and Port Elizabeth (coll. Moorhouse).


Head flat above, once and a half as long as broad; snout obtusely pointed, a little longer than the distance between the eye and the ear-opening, and nearly twice as long as the orbit; ear-opening small, rounded. Body rather elongate, limbs short; digital expansions rounded, moderately large; subdigital lamellae well developed. Granular scales on snout keeled; nostril pierced between the rostral and four small scales; rostral twice as broad as deep; 6 or 7 upper and as many lower labials; no chin-shields, only larger flat granules behind the symphysial shield. Back covered with coarse granules intermixed with numerous oval, keeled tubercles; belly covered with flat, subimbricate smooth scales. Pale brownish above, with two mor or less distinct dark brown longitudinal bands on each side, the outer passing through the eye; whitish beneath.

Total length, 45mm. (tail regenerated); from snout to vent, 25; length of head, 7; fore limb, 7; hind limb, 7.

Two specimens: A male from Little Namaqualand (coll. Peringuey) and a female from Port Elizabeth (coll. Moorhouse).

A very distinct species, without special affinity to any of those perviously known.