Graceful crag lizard

Body flat. Scales large and squarish on back and belly, but granular on sides. Tail tapering, not spiny. Hindlegs long with slender toes. Back grey-black, with pale yellow streaks on head. Shy; runs quickly over vertical rock faces. Eats insects, particularly bees, wasps. Two or three young born in autumn.
Summits of Cape fold mountains.


(en) Graceful crag lizard
(sc) Hemicordylus capensis
(nl) Gordelstaarthagedis
(af) Elegante gordelakkedis