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Common Wall Lizard / Mauereidechse

Podarcis muralis


Pointe de Pen-Hir, a rocky promontory


I have no idea what I'm looking at, I'd call it a salamander and hope that at least the category is the ight one.

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Common wall lizard
Podarcis muralis Podarcis muralis

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Ursula Fricke
Ursula Fricke 10 years ago

Not a problem for me, Daniele. If I didn't want to learn, I wouldn't upload pics. :D
And thanks for explaining the difference. It doesn't sound so complicated, once you know what to look for.

DanielePralong 10 years ago

No worries Ursula. Many people find the general shape of these two confusing. There are many differences though. An easy one to pick on is that salamanders have moist skin and have no scales.

Ursula Fricke
Ursula Fricke 10 years ago

Thanks for the help. I had a feeling I would be wrong... ;)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Actually you've got a lizard/reptile here :-)

Ursula Fricke
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Ursula Fricke

Camaret-sur-Mer, Bretagne, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Oct 11, 2007
Submitted on May 23, 2013

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