South Africa / Lambert’s Bay Strandveld of the Western Cape Province 


Nucras aurantiaca  BAUER et al., 2019

Common names:

Lambert’s Bay Sandveld Lizard


Holotype: NMB R11626 (National Museum, Bloemfontein), adult female. Collected in 2005 by farm workers and sent to Cape Nature Conservation by Kobus Engelbrecht and thence to the University of Stellenbosch. Paratype: NMB (National Museum, Bloemfontein) R11627, gravid adult female, same data as holotype.

Terra Typica:

Republic of South Africa, Western Cape Province, Lamberts Bay, Bosduifklip Restaurant (32°05’04.36”S, 18°21’26.9 E).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Bauer, A.M. & Childers, J.L. & Broeckhoven, C. & Mouton, P.L.N. (2019) -  A new Nucras Gray, 1838 (Squamata: Lacertidae) from the Strandveld of the Western Cape, South Africa -  Zootaxa 4560 (1): 149–163    


Nucras aurantiaca  © 2013 Aaron Bauer et al.