Southern Namibia, Botswana and South-West South Africa. 


Nucras tessellata  (SMITH, 1838)


Lacerta tessellata  SMITH, 1838

Nucras tessellata  BOULENGER, 1887

Common names:

Western Sandveld Lizard (English)


Lectotype: BMNH 1946.8.6.3 (designated by BROADLEY 1972)

Terra Typica:

`Eastern parts of the Cape Colony`.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Smith, A. (1838) -  Description of Nucras tesselata. -  In: “Contributions to the Natural History of Southern Africa”. Magazine of natural history, London, 2 (14): 92-94.   

  • Broadley, D.G. (1972) -  A review of the Nucras tessellata group (Sauria: Lacertidae). -  Arnoldia - National Museums of Southern Rhodesia, Harare, Zimbabwe, 5 (20): 1-36.