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italian wall lizard or Ruin lizard

Podarcis sicula


found this guy on the path walking up to the colosseum in Rome, Italy

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Reeno Gargoyle
Reeno Gargoyle 12 years ago

such a beautiful colours :-D

SusanEllison 12 years ago

thanks Donna

DonnaLadida 12 years ago

What a beauty.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 12 years ago

My pleasure!

SusanEllison 12 years ago

Thanks S. helped ID it has a name.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 12 years ago

Yes it does, Alice (That was a Dalmation wall lizard,
Podarcis melisellensis). There are other members of the genus in Italy besides that one, like the Italian wall lizard, Podarcis sicula, and others. I think this spotting must be Podarcis sp.

surekha 12 years ago

Lovely markings! Great shots!

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Similar to my lizard in Croatia

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Roma, Lazio, Italy

Spotted on Sep 28, 2011
Submitted on Oct 2, 2011

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