Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Namibia. 


Heliobolus lugubris  (A. SMITH, 1838)


Lacerta lugubris  A. SMITH, 1838

Common names:

Bushveld Lizard (English)
Bushveld-Eidechse (German)


Type: BMNH 1946.8.6.37-45 (and possibly additional specimens).

Terra Typica:

`District immediately beyond the northern frontier of the Colony` [= Great Namaqualand in southern Namibia].

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Smith, A. (1838) -  Contributions to the Natural History of Southern Africa. Art. VIII. -  Magazine of natural history, London, 2 (14): 92-94.  

  • Engleder, A. & Haring, E. & Kirchhof, S. & Mayer, W. (2013) -  Multiple nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences provide new insights into the phylogeny of South African Lacertids (Lacertidae, Eremiadinae). -  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Berlin, 51 (2): 132-143.