Ornate Sandveld Lizard

© Tyrone Ping

Vital Statistics


Name
Ornate Sandveld Lizard [Nucras ornata]

Class
Reptilia

Order
Squamata

Family
Lacertidae

Length_F
70 - 85 mm

Length_M
70 - 85 mm

Description

The Ornate Sandveld Lizard is a large sandveld lizard with a blotched pattern in adults. Juveniles are blackish-brown on the back with 3 white longitudinal stripes. Adults are brown dorsally with irregular black blotches. Two thin stripes run along the back.

Distribution

From the Lebombo Mountains, Northern Zululand, through Swaziland, Mpumalanga, Northern Gauteng, and Zimbabwe to Southern Zambia, Malawi and Rondo Plateau in South Eastern Tanzania.

Breeding

From 5 - 7 eggs are laid in midsummer.

Diet

Large insects, including centipedes and grasshoppers.
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