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Postby Sfourie » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:17 am

Hi all

I found this lizard under a slab of cement yesterday. It looks like a western sandveld lizard (Nucras tessellata) but it has blotches on its sides instead of stripes. Is it just a color variation or is it perhaps a different subspecies/species?

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Stefan
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Re: Lizard ID

Postby Westley Price » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:22 am

I think you have the genus right, but not the species.

I recon that's a juvenile Nucras holubi.
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Re: Lizard ID

Postby Sfourie » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:34 am

Thanks Wes

Typed in a google search with the correct species name and most definitely Nucras holubi. Thanks again!
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