Uganda (extreme south), Tanzania (extreme northwest), Rwanda (widespread), Burundi and the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. 


Congolacerta vauereselli  (TORNIER, 1902)


Lacerta vauereselli   TORNIER, 1902

Adolfus vauereselli  ARNOLD, 1973

Common names:

Sparse-scaled forest lizard (English)
Afrikanische Bergeidechse (German)


Holotype: ZMB 17700

Terra Typica:

Kagera, west of Lake Victoria, Tanzania.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Tornier, G. (1902) -  Herpetologisch Neues aus Ost-Afrika. -  Zoologischer Anzeiger, Leipzig, 25: 700-704.  

  • 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.