NW Namibia / broad distribution across northwestern Namibia, including the Kunene Region (exclusive Namib and pro-Namib in the west), as well as the Omusati, Oshana, and Oshikoto Regions and in the NW of the Otjozondjupa Region. Likely present in the Ohangwena Region and the southern Angolan Cunene Province. 


Nucras damarana  PARKER, 1936


Nucras intertexta damarana  PARKER, 1936


Syntypes: NHMUK 1946.8.6.17–24 [originally1936.8.1.534–541]. Sessekab [=Sissekab], N.W. of Otavi, 1,300 m. Coll. Karl Jordan, 10–12 November 1933.

Terra Typica:

Namibia, Otjozondjupa Region.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Parker, H.W. (1936) -  Dr. Karl Jordan`s Expedition to South-West Africa and Angola: Herpetological Collections. -  Novitates Zoologicae, London, 40: 115-146.  

  • Bauer, A.M. & Murdoch, M. & Childers, J.L. (2020) -  A reevaluation of records of Sandveld lizards, Nucras Gray, 1838 (Squamata: Lacertidae), from northern Namibia.  -  Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, 14 (3): 231-250.     


Nucras damarana  © 2020 Johan Marais