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Taxonomy of the family Lacertidae
Bibliography of the genus Nucras
Biodiversity of the family Lacertidae








Genus
Nucras

Sandveld Lizards, Tiger Lizards, (Scrub Lizards)

Stumpfkopf-Eidechsen

Stumpsnudefirben

1838 Nucras Gray (type species: Lacerta lalandii Milne-Edwards 1829)
1843 Heliophilus Fitzinger (type species: Lacerta delalandii [=lalandii] Milne-Edwards 1829; syn. Arnold 1989)
1886 Bettaia Bedriaga (type species: Lacerta delalandii [=lalandii] Milne-Edwards 1829; syn. Arnold 1989)
Contents: 12 species, of which 5 (41.7%) are endemic.
Remarks: The common name "Scrub Lizards" is also used for lizards of the genus Latastia.
Distribution: S. and E. Africa.
Reported from: Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Northern Cape, Western Cape), Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Nucras aurantiaca

Golden Sandveld Lizard, Lambert’s Bay Sandveld Lizard

Goldene Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Gyldent Stumpsnudefirben

2019 Nucras aurantiaca Bauer, Childers, Broeckhoven & Mouton

Distribution: South Africa (Western Cape).





Nucras boulengeri

Uganda Sandveld Lizard, (Boulenger's Sandveld Lizard)

Ugandische Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Uganda-stumpsnudefirben

1900 Nucras boulengeri Neumann
1907 Nucras emini Boulenger (Loveridge 1933, 1953; Bischoff 1991)
1909 Nucras ukerewensis Bolkay (Loveridge 1957)
1922 Nucras kilosae Loveridge (Broadley & Howell 1991)
Nucras boulengeri kilosae Bischoff 1991

Other common names:
kilosae: Keeled Sandveld Lizard
Distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.


Nucras broadleyi

Namib Sandveld Lizard, (Angolan Sandveld Lizard)

Namib-Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Namib-stumpsnudefirben

2019 Nucras broadleyi Branch, Conradie, Vaz Pinto & Tolley

Remarks: Previously regarded as a population of tessellata.
Distribution: Angola.





Nucras caesicaudata

Blue-tailed Sandveld Lizard

Blauschwänzige Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Blåhalet Stumpsnudefirben

1972 Nucras caesicaudata Broadley

Distribution: Mozambique, South Africa (Limpopo), Zimbabwe.


Nucras holubi

Southern Sandveld Lizard, (Holub's Sandveld Lizard)

Südliche Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Sydligt Stumpsnudefirben

1882 Eremias holubi Steindachner
Nucras tessellata holubi Boulenger 1910
Nucras holubi Sternfeld in Schubotz 1912
Nucras intertexta holubi Boulenger 1917
Nucras taeniolata holubi Bauer & Günther 1995

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of ornata (e.g., Broadley 1972). Treated as a separate species by Branch (1998).
Distribution: Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Northern Cape), Zimbabwe.


Nucras intertexta

Spotted Sandveld Lizard

Gefleckte Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Plettet Stumpsnudefirben

1838 Lacerta intertexta Smith
Nucras intertexta Boulenger 1917
1910 Nucras tessellata ocellata Boulenger (Broadley 1972)

Distribution: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa (Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Northern Cape), Zimbabwe.


Nucras lalandii

Southeastern Sandveld Lizard, (Delalande's Sandveld Lizard)

Südöstliche Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Sydøstligt Stumpsnudefirben

1829 Lacerta lalandii Milne-Edwards
Eremias lalandii Gray 1838
Nucras lalandii Gray 1845
1898 Nucras delalandii bedriagai Werner (Boulenger 1920)

Distribution: Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape).


Nucras livida

Karoo Sandveld Lizard

Karoo-Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Karoo-stumpsnudefirben

1838 Lacerta livida Smith
Nucras tessellata livida Boulenger 1910
Nucras livida Branch & Bauer 1995

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies of tessellata (e.g., Broadley 1972, Branch 1988).
Distribution: South Africa (Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape).


Nucras ornata

Ornate Sandveld Lizard

Pracht-Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Pragt-stumpsnudefirben

1864 Teira ornata Gray
Nucras taeniolata ornata Broadley 1972
Nucras ornata Jacobsen 1989

Remarks: Records from the Free State and Northern Cape probably refer to holubi or intertexta (Bates, Branch, Bauer, Burger, Marais, Alexander & Villiers [eds.] 2014).
Distribution: Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa (Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga), Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Nucras scalaris

Lunda Sandveld Lizard, Scaled Sandveld Lizard

Lunda-Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Lunda-stumpsnudefirben

1964 Nucras scalaris Laurent

Distribution: Angola.


Nucras taeniolata

Striped Sandveld Lizard, Albany Sandveld Lizard, (Ornate Sandveld Lizard)

Gestreifte Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Stribet Stumpsnudefirben

1838 Lacerta taeniolata Smith
Nucras tessellata taeniolata Essex 1925
Nucras taeniolata Broadley 1972
1886 Lacerta cameranoi Bedriaga (Broadley 1972)
1886 Lacerta tessellata pseudotessellata Bedriaga (Broadley 1972)
1936 Nucras intertexta damarana Parker (Broadley 1972)

Remarks: Previously included holubi and ornata. Now restricted to Eastern Cape, South Africa (Conradie 2012). Records from outside this province refer to holubi or ornata.
Distribution: South Africa (Eastern Cape).


Nucras tessellata

Western Sandveld Lizard, (Striped Sandveld Lizard)

Westliche Stumpfkopf-Eidechse

Vestligt Stumpsnudefirben

1838 Lacerta tessellata Smith
Nucras tessellata Gray 1845
1838 Lacerta elegans Smith [not Lacerta elegans Andrzejowski 1832] (Broadley 1972)

Remarks: Previously included the population now assigned to broadleyi. Records of tessellata from Angola refer to broadleyi.
Distribution: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape).