Kenya (south and south-west), Uganda (southern), Rwanda (West), Burundi (northwest), Tanzania (Ngorongoro Volcanic Highland and west of Lake Victoria) and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 


Adolfus jacksoni  (BOULENGER, 1899)


Lacerta jacksoni   BOULENGER, 1899

Adolfus jacksoni   ARNOLD, 1989

Common names:

Jackson’s Eidechse (German)
Jackson’s Forest Lizard (English)


Type: BMNH 1946.9.2.99

Terra Typica:

Kibonoto = Kibongoto, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Boulenger, G.A. (1899) -  Descriptions of two new lizards from the Interior of British East Africa. -  Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1899: 96-98.  

  • 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.    

  • Greenbaum, E. & Dowell Beer, S. & Hughes, D.F. & Wagner, P. & Anderson, C.G. & Villanueva, C.O. & Malonza, P.K. & Kusamba, C. & Muninga, W.M. & Aristote, M.M. & Branch, W.R. (2018) -  Phylogeography of Jackson’s Forest Lizard Adolfus jacksoni (Sauria: Lacertidae) Reveals Cryptic Diversity in the Highlands of East Africa -  Herpetological Monographs, 32 (1): 51-68.