South Africa / Albany District in the Eastern Cape Province. 

Species:

Nucras taeniolata  (SMITH, 1838)

Synonyms:

Lacerta taeniolata  SMITH, 1838

Nucras tessellata var. taeniolata  BOULENGER, 1910

Common names:

Striped Sandveld Lizard (English)

Types:

Lectotype: BMNH 1946.8.4.25

Terra Typica:

“Grassy district of Cape Colony”, restricted to Grahamstown, Albany District, Cape Province, by BROADLEY 1972.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Smith, A. (1838) -  Contributions to the Natural History of Southern Africa. Art. VIII. -  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.  

  • Branch, W.R. & Burger, M. (2009) -  Nucras Taeniolata Smith, 1838 (Striped Sandveld Lizard) (Sauria, Lacertidae): additional records. -  Herpetological Bulletin, 107: 40-41.  

 
 
 
 
 

Nucras taeniolata  © William Branch