Democratic Republic of Congo / South Kivu / Itombwe Plateau. 


Congolacerta asukului  GREENBAUM et al., 2011

Common names:

Asukulu’s grass lizard (English)


Holotype: UTEP 20263 (field no. EBG 2025, Figs 3A, B, 4), adult male.

Terra Typica:

Footpath south of Rurambo village, Itombwe Plateau, South Kivu Province (SKP), DRC 2°59′39′′S, 28°52′34′′E, 2876 m elevation.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Greenbaum, E. & Villanueva, C.O. & Kusamba, C. & Aristote, M.M. & Branch, W.R. (2011) -  A molecular phylogeny of Equatorial African Lacertidae, with the description of a new genus and species from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. -  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 163 (3): 913-942.