Endemic Animals of Namibia








Dune lark
Dune lark
The dune lark is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae. It is endemic to Namibia where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.
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Dune lark
Poyntonophrynus hoeschi
Poyntonophrynus hoeschi
Poyntonophrynus hoeschi is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to western and central Namibia. The specific name hoeschi honours Walter Hoesch, a German zoologist. Common names Hoesch's toad, Hoesch's pygmy toad, and Okahandja toad have been proposed for it.
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Poyntonophrynus hoeschi
Poyntonophrynus damaranus
Poyntonophrynus damaranus
Poyntonophrynus damaranus is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. This species was previously known as Bufo damaranus, which is now considered a synonym. This anuran is endemic to Kaokoveld-Waterberg in area of northern and northwestern Namibia. The validity of this species has been questioned.
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Poyntonophrynus damaranus
Chersobius solus
Chersobius solus
Chersobius solus, commonly known as the Nama dwarf tortoise, the Nama padloper, and Berger's cape tortoise, is a species of tortoise in the family Testudinidae. The species is endemic to Namibia.
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Chersobius solus
Typhlacontias brevipes
Typhlacontias brevipes
Typhlacontias brevipes, also known as the FitzSimon's burrowing skink or short blind dart skink, is a skink species endemic to the Namib Desert . It was described by Vivian FitzSimons in 1938.
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Typhlacontias brevipes
Narudasia
Narudasia
Narudasia is a monotypic genus of geckos endemic to Namibia better known as festive gecko.
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Narudasia
Pedioplanis breviceps
Pedioplanis breviceps
Pedioplanis breviceps, known commonly as the short-headed sand lizard, the short-headed sandveld lizard, and Sternfeld's sand lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Namibia.
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Pedioplanis breviceps
Namazonurus campbelli
Namazonurus campbelli
Namazonurus campbelli, commonly known as Campbell's girdled lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Cordylidae. A small girdled lizard, N. campbelli is endemic to Namibia. It is often mistaken for the more common Herero girdled lizard, N. pustulatus, as they both are similar in size and have flattened bodies. N. campbelli lives in rock crevices and cracks on dry mountain slopes
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Namazonurus campbelli
Pedioplanis gaerdesi
Pedioplanis gaerdesi
Pedioplanis gaerdesi, known commonly as the Kaokoland sand lizard, the Kaokoveld sand lizard, and Mayer's sand lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Namibia.
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Pedioplanis gaerdesi
Pedioplanis rubens
Pedioplanis rubens
Pedioplanis rubens, called commonly the Waterberg sand lizard and erroneously Ruben's sand lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Namibia.
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Pedioplanis rubens
Meroles micropholidotus
Meroles micropholidotus
Meroles micropholidotus, the small-scaled desert lizard, is a species of sand-dwelling lizard in the family Lacertidae. It occurs in Namibia.
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Meroles micropholidotus
Pedioplanis husabensis
Pedioplanis husabensis
Pedioplanis husabensis, also known commonly as the Husab sand lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Namibia.
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Pedioplanis husabensis
Pedioplanis undata
Pedioplanis undata
Pedioplanis undata, known commonly as the plain sand lizard or the western sand lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Southern Africa.
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Pedioplanis undata
Dune hairy-footed gerbil
Dune hairy-footed gerbil
The dune hairy-footed gerbil, or the Namib dune gerbil is a species of rodent found only in Namibia. Its natural habitat is temperate desert where it lives in loose sand among sand dunes, feeding opportunistically on arthropods, seeds and green vegetation.
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Dune hairy-footed gerbil
Macroscelides micus
Macroscelides micus
Macroscelides micus is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is only found in gravel plains in the Etendeka formation of north-west Namibia. Measuring about 7.3 inches long and weighing less than an ounce, the species is the smallest in the elephant shrew family.
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Macroscelides micus
Macroscelides flavicaudatus
Macroscelides flavicaudatus
Macroscelides flavicaudatus is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae found in the central Namib desert and southern Namibia.
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Macroscelides flavicaudatus
Namaqua slender mongoose
Namaqua slender mongoose
The Namaqua slender mongoose, also known as the Namibian slender mongoose, is a subspecies of the common slender mongoose. It is endemic to Namibia.
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Namaqua slender mongoose
Crawford-Cabral's shaggy rat
Crawford-Cabral's shaggy rat
Crawford-Cabral's shaggy rat or Crawford-Cabral's shaggy marsh rat is a species of shaggy marsh rat endemic to north-eastern Namibia, near the Okavango River.
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Crawford-Cabral's shaggy rat
Abraliopsis atlantica
Abraliopsis atlantica
Abraliopsis atlantica is a species of enoploteuthid cephalopod found in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Benguela Current. Female oocytes are around 1 mm in length and number between 4,000 and 29,000 in mature females. There is a lack of information about the species and it is rated as data deficient by the International Union for Conservation of Nature due to this. It was ...
described by Kir Nesis in 1982.
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Abraliopsis atlantica