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Italian Wall Lizard

Podarcis sicula


Saw this little lizard in the Herculaneum Archaeological Area, Ercolano, Naples, Italy. The Italian Wall Lizard is known for having many, many, many subspecies, and for demonstrating the rapidity with which evolution can take place (see the Wikipedia article).


This lizard was in an archaeological site that had human visitors, but many areas where humans couldn't go, so it had lots of safe havens.

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Italian wall lizard
Podarcis sicula Italian wall lizard

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Thanks for the ID DanielePralong!

Ava T-B
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Ava T-B

CAM, Italy

Spotted on Aug 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 24, 2015

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