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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:

Spotted in a clear with dispersed pine trees at 1600m high. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/8; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: +1 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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arlanda
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arlanda

Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jun 5, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

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