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Sharp-snouted rock lizard

Lacerta oxycephala


There are two main colour forms; in lowland regions the body is greyish-buff with a brown reticulated pattern and the tail is boldly striped transversely in black and turquoise-green; in upland areas and on some offshore islands the colour is much darker and may be completely black.


It is found in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and possibly Albania, where its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas, rocky shores, rural gardens, and urban areas.


I just adore the island is full of this beautiful lizards!

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Spotted on Oct 4, 2014
Submitted on Oct 20, 2014

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