Spotted Sandveld Lizard

Spotted Sandveld Lizard


Vital Statistics

Name
Spotted Sandveld Lizard [Nucras intertexta]
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Lacertidae
Length_F
80 - 90 mm
Length_M
80 - 90 mm

Description

The Spotted Sandveld Lizard is a large sandveld lizard, usually with a spotted back and an orange-brown tail. The back is light brown to reddish-brown, with a series of pale spots that may be black-edged, or fuse to form a mesh pattern or irregular, transverse bands.

Distribution

The Spotted Sandveld Lizard is found in Southern Mozambique and extreme Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, through to the Kalahari region to the Kaokoveld in Northern Namibia.

Breeding

They lay from 2 - 8 eggs that hatch in February - March. The hatchlings measure about 60 mm.

Diet

Spiders and scorpions and even other lizards.



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