Great Fish River, Great Namaqualand.
Has been included in genus Notocolinus, which name may alternatively represent a valid subgenus for this species, P. capensis, P. natalensis and P. hildebrandti#R; has hybridized with P. natalensis in captivity#R. Study of morphological and mensural variation in this species indicated that it should be separated into mesic and desertic populations, former being named as a new subspecies, mesicus#R. Proposed race kalahari (E parts of range from NW Botswana) is included in nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Introduced unsuccessfully to Hawaii.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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