North and east of the Republic of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania (extreme southeast), Zambia, Malawi and Swaziland. 


Nucras ornata  (GRAY, 1864)


Teira ornata  GRAY, 1864

Common names:

Ornate Sandveld Lizard (English)


Holotype: unlocated

Terra Typica:

“South-Eastern Africa” = Zambezi River.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Gray, J.E. (1864) -  Description of Nucras ornata. -  In: “Notes on some new lizards from south—eastern Africa, with the descriptions of several new species”. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1864: 58-62.