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The Giant Plated Lizard (Gerrhosaurus validus) is a large omnivorous lizard with a flattened head and body, its length is a maximum of 75 cm (30 inches).

When threatened, it will jam itself into rock crevices (aided by its flattened body) and inflate with air, making it impossible to extricate it.

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Giant Plated Lizards (Gerrhosaurus validus) eating a hibiscus flower..jpg
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Shannon Benson / VWPics
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South Africa, Lizards, African Wildlife, ACTION, Wildlife Image Archive
The Giant Plated Lizard (Gerrhosaurus validus) is a large omnivorous lizard with a flattened head and body, its length is a maximum of 75 cm (30 inches).<br />
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When threatened, it will jam itself into rock crevices (aided by its flattened body) and inflate with air, making it impossible to extricate it.