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Common wall lizard, lagartija roquera

Podarcis muralis

Description:

Small, thin lizard highly variable in colour and pattern. Its coloration is generally brownish or greyish, and may occasionally be tinged with green. In some individuals the row of spots along their back may form a line, while others may have a reticulated pattern with dark spots on the side and scattered white spots that can be blue in the shoulder region. The tail is brown, grey or rust in colour, and may also have light bars on the sides. The belly region has 6 rows of larger rectangular scales that are generally reddish, pink, or orangish. Common wall lizards may also have dark markings on the throat.

Habitat:

Rocky ground in the mountains close to Madrid, at 1700 meters high. Sierra de Guadarrama

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/800 sec. f/14 ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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arlanda
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arlanda

Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jun 16, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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