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Common Wall Lizard

Podarcis muralis


The Common Wall Lizard is a small lizard (max. 20 cm - 7.9 in) very versatile in colour and scale pattern. Its coloration is generally brownish or greyish, and may occasionally be tinged with some green as in this specimen. One of only two small Lacertidae native to North, West and Central Europe.


Stonewalls, rocks, quarries. Spotted here basking in the sun on a stone wall near my house, where they can be found by the dozen.


The presence of these lizards can be encouraged by the preservation or creation of small structures such as rock piles and stone walls.

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DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you staccyh!

staccyh 10 years ago

lovely photos, nice spot!

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks Jemma!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

great pic!

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you Satyen! Can you face those as well as geckos now? My house's full of them :-)

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Nice series Daniele!

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Chardonne, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Jul 21, 2013
Submitted on Sep 18, 2013

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