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Nucras livida (SMITH, 1838)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Karoo Sandveld Lizard 
SynonymLacerta livida SMITH 1838: 92
Nucras livida — BRANCH & BAUER 1995
Nucras livida — ESTERHUIZEN et al. 2003
Nucras livida — EDWARDS et al. 2013 
DistributionS Namibia, South Africa

Type locality: “Northern parts of Cape Colony”  
TypesHolotype: BMNH ? 
CommentDistribution not adjusted for the split of N. tessellata and N. livida.

Synonymy: this species was listed as synonym of Nucras tessellata by FITZSIMONS 1943. 
  • Bates, M.F.; Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M.; Burger, M., Marais, J.; Alexander, G.J. & de Villliers, M.S. (eds.) 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 512 pp.
  • Branch, W. R. & BAUER, A. M. 1995. The Herpetofauna of the Little Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa, with notes on life history and taxonomy. Herpetological Natural History 3 (1): 47-89
  • Broadley, D.G. 1972. A review of the Nucras tessellata group (Sauria: Lacertidae). Arnoldia 20: 1-35
  • Conradie, W., Busschau, T. and Jordaan, A. 2020. Does Nucras livida (Squamata: Lacertidae) occur along the West Coast of South Africa? Herpetology Notes 13: 19-24. - get paper here
  • Conradie, Werner; Brian Reeves , Neil Brown, & Jan A. Venter 2016. Herpetofauna of the Oviston, Commando Drift and Tsolwana nature reserves in the arid interior of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Indago 32: 81-98 - get paper here
  • du Toit, D. A. and A. Alblas. 2003. Geographic distribution. Nucras livida Smith, 1838. Karoo Sandveld Lizard. African Herp News (36):15-16 - get paper here
  • Edwards, Shelley; Krystal A. Tolley, Bieke Vanhooydonck, G. John Measey and Anthony Herrel 2013. Is dietary niche breadth linked to morphology and performance in Sandveld lizards Nucras (Sauria: Lacertidae)? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12148 - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • OOSTHUIZEN, D.J. 2018. Nucras livida; (A. Smith, 1838). African Herp News (69): 24-26 - get paper here
  • Smith, A. 1838. Contributions to the Natural History of Southern Africa. Art. VIII. Mag. Nat. Hist., London, 2 (14): 92-94
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