Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Squamata > Lacertidae > Heliobolus > Heliobolus lugubris

Heliobolus lugubris (Bushveld Lizard, Mourning Racerunner)

Synonyms: Eremias dorsalis; Eremias lugubris; Lacerta lugubris; Lampreremias lugubris

Wikipedia Abstract

Heliobolus lugubris, also known commonly as the bushveld lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is native to southern Africa.
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Adult Weight [1]  4.9 grams
Female Weight [2]  5 grams
Habitat Substrate [3]  Terrestrial
Clutch Size [2]  4
Clutches / Year [2]  1
Reproductive Mode [3]  Oviparous
Snout to Vent Length [2]  2.362 inches (6 cm)


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Length–weight allometries in lizards, S. Meiri, Journal of Zoology 281 (2010) 218–226
2Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
3Meiri, Shai (2019), Data from: Traits of lizards of the world: variation around a successful evolutionary design, Dryad, Dataset,
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0