Podarcis hispanica

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Podarcis hispanica
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Family: Lacertidae
Subfamily: Lacertinae
Genus: Podarcis
Species: P. hispanica
Binomial name
Podarcis hispanica
Steindachner, 1870
Mapa Podarcis Iberia.svg

The Iberian Wall Lizard (Podarcis hispanica) is a small wall lizard species of the genus Podarcis averaging 50–70 mm adult snout-vent length (SVL). It is found in the Iberian peninsula, in northwestern Africa and in coastal districts in Languedoc-Roussillon in France.

In Spanish, they are commonly called lagartija and sargantana.

A subspecies of this lizard, Podarcis hispanica atrata, lives in the Columbretes Islands far off the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ [IUCN Red List of Threatened Species http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/61548/0]