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Large Psammodromus; Lagartija colilarga

Psammodromus algirus


Adults reach up to 7.5 cm long (head-body). The tail is very long, two and three times the length of head-body. The back and sides scales are big, flat and point shaped. It usually presents bluff colour and two conspicuous white lines on both sides. Underside parts are white and with a weak green tinge. Males usually have one or two blue stains on the shoulders, when in mating season they have the neck and head sides coloured in orange. This small lizard can produce small shrieks.


Pine tree forest. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/8; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Mar 19, 2017
Submitted on Apr 25, 2017

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