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Table 2 Table of local names and use

From: Species perceived to be dangerous are more likely to have distinctive local names

Scientific name English common name Local name
Snakes
Atractaspis bibronii Smith, 1849 Bibron’s Stilleto Snake Etetea
Bitis arietans (Merrem, 1820) Puff Adder Impomaa
Boaedon capensis Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854 Brown House Snake Hiririb/Etatamahukua/Nhanhapaa
Causus defilippii (Jan, 1863) Snouted Night Adder Ivili
Dendroaspis polylepis Günther, 1864 Black Mamba N`Rapaa
Dispholidus typus (Smith, 1828) Boomslang Muikomeaa
Elapsoidea boulengeri Boettger, 1895 Boulenger’s Garter Snake Ihakania
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia (Günther, 1864) Eastern Bark Snake Namunhapac
Naja subfulva Laurent, 1955b Forest Cobra N’tawe
Naja mossambica Peters, 1854 Mozambique Spitting Cobra M’rhawe
Natriciteres Olivacea (Peters, 1854) Olive Marsh Snake Kaputia
Philothamnus sp. Smith, 1847 Namanthapa
Psammophis mossambicus Peters, 1882 Olive Whip Snake Nalu
Psammophis orientalis Broadley, 1977 Eastern Stripe-bellied Sand Snake Ilumathanud
Python natalensis Smith, 1840* African Rock Python Ekhuka
Telescopus semiannulatus Smith, 1849 Tiger Snake Nantxuwaa/Ntupessaa
Thelotornis mossambicanus (Bocage, 1895) Mozambique Twig Snake Niwiwirhi
Typhlopidae indet Worm snakes Txuaa/Ethokathoka
Lizards
Agamidae/Cordylidae Nikuthukuthu
Chamaeleo dilepis Leach, 1819 Flap-necked Chameleon Namanria
Lygodactylus grotei Sternfeld 1911 Grote’s dwarf gecko Nakokoe
Matobosaurus validus (Smith, 1849) Common Giant Plated Lizard Namakwakwa
Mochlus sundevallii (Smith, 1849) Sundevall's Writhing Skink Nantukutuvilia
Trachylepis sp. Fitzinger, 1843 Hekwatxoa
Varanus sp.** Merrem, 1820 Monitor lizard Ihala
Amphibians
Breviceps mossambicus Peters, 1854 Mozambique rain frog Ihenene
Pyxicephalus edulis Peters, 1854** Edible Bull Frog Numea
Xenopus muelleri (Peters, 1844) Müller's Clawed Frog Naphulu
General term for all other frogs Marapi
Other***   
Kinixys sp. Bell, 1827 Hinge-back Tortoise Khapa
Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti 1768 Nile Crocodile Ekonya
  1. aThe name did not match the listed name in the literature
  2. bSame name as the Bibron’s Stilleto Snake in the literature
  3. cThe name is referred to Boulenger’s Garter Snake
  4. dName missing in the literature
  5. eGeneral term for lizard
  6. *Skin is used to make shoewear and drum
  7. **Edible species
  8. ***These species were not included when in any of the analysis in this study