Tanzania (widespread except the west), Kenya (Southwest), Zambia (Isoka) and probably also in the north of Mozambique. 


Nucras boulengeri  NEUMANN, 1900


Nucras kilosae  LOVERIDGE, 1922

Common names:

Boulenger’s Scrub-lizard (English)


Type: BMNH 1946.8.6.16
Syntypes: BMNH [kilosae]

Terra Typica:

Lubwa’s = Luba’s village, Busoga, Uganda.
Tindiga, 5 miles south of Kilosa, Morogoro Dist., Tanzania [kilosae]

Taxonomic notes:

According to SPAWLS et al. (2004), there is no confirmed evidence from Uganda.

BROADLEY and HOWELL (1991) synonymized N. kilosae with N. boulengeri.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Neumann, O. (1900) -  Description of a new lizard of the genus Nucras from Usoga, British East Africa. -  The Annals and magazine of natural history, (7) 5: 56.