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Nucras caesicaudata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Subfamily: Lacertinae
Genus: Nucras
Gray, 1845[1]

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Nucras is a genus of African lacertid lizards, commonly called sandveld lizards.[2]


The following ten species are recognized as being valid.[3]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Nucras.


  1. ^ Dahms Tierleben.
  2. ^ Branch, Bill. 2004. Field Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Third Revised edition, Second impression. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 399 pp. ISBN 0-88359-042-5. (Genus Nucras, p. 167-168; species of Nucras, pp. 168-170).
  3. ^ "Nucras ". The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bischoff W. 1991. "Übersicht der Arten und Unterarten der Familie Lacertidae 4. Die Gattungen Latastia, Meroles, Nucras, Ophisops, Pedioplanis und Philocortus". Die Eidechse 2 (4): 17-25. (in German).
  • Gray JE. 1845. Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Edward Newman, printer). xxviii + 289 pp. (Nucras, new genus, p. 33).