Western Sandveld Lizard
Lizards | Namibia
Introduction: The western sandveld lizard (Nucras tessellata) is endemic to Namibia. It is a slender, but wonderfully coloured lizard whose appearance is enhanced by a long tail. Their preferred habitat is one of rocky ground in arid savannah.
Diet: Forages on scorpions and spiders, grasshoppers, beetles and cockroaches.
Colouring: The black body has 4 thin cream stripes on the back and brilliant white bars on the flanks. The rear of the body, tail and hind limbs are all a deep reddish-brown. The belly is pure white.
Breeding: Females lay 3 to 4 eggs.
Size: SVL 70 to 80mm. Max SVL 92mm.
80km west of Keetmanshoop, named after the large lime ovens found on the farms. Boasts the largest collection of lithops in Namibia
A popular establishment in the southern Namibian town of Keetmanshoop
A large air-conditioned hotel in Keetmanshoop. A useful stop en-route to the Fish River Canyon and South Africa
Good facilities make this an excellent overnight choice
The undisputed winner of the longest lodge name in Namibia, MFSQTDP offers accommodation at reasonable prices
Close to the Quiver Tree Forest this is a popular choice