West coast of South Africa, from the Orange River in the north (Little Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province) to the Piketberg Mountains in the south, and as far inland as Matjiesfontein in the Western Karoo Basin
Snout to tail length: 12-16cm (max: 21cm)
Snout-vent length (SVL): 7.5 - 9cm (max 10.5cm)
Wild populations are threatened by illegal collection for sale in the pet trade.
Cordylus giganteus - Giant Girdled Lizard