A colourful Broadley's flat lizard on a rock

Broadley's flat lizard

Broadley's flat lizards are one of the species of flat lizard that's confined to small, distinct areas in South Africa. They are very colourful and able to make impressive leaps, a technique they put to good use in catching black flies as they swarm overhead.

Scientific name: Platysaurus broadleyi

Rank: Species

Common names:

Augrabies flat lizard

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Map showing the distribution of the Broadley's flat lizard taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Broadley's flat lizard can be found in a number of locations including: Africa. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Broadley's flat lizard distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Tropical grassland Tropical grassland
Tropical grasslands include the savanna usually associated with Africa, and savanna-type grasslands found in India, Australia, Nepal and the Americas. They are characterised by drought-resistant shrubs and grasses, dotted with trees such as acacias or baobabs.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web


  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Reptiles
  5. Scaled reptiles
  6. Lizards
  7. Cordylidae
  8. Platysaurus
  9. Broadley's flat lizard

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