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Italian Wall Lizard

Italian Wall Lizard is a species of European lizards spread in different countries throughout Europe. 47 subspecies of these reptiles have been recognized.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Lacertidae
    Genus Podarcis
    Species P. sicula
    Scientific Name Podarcissicula

    Other Names Istanbul lizard, ruin lizard
    Length Varies between subspecies
    Coloration Varies between subspecies
    Distribution Native to Italy, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Switzerland and France (introduced to Spain, Turkey and USA)
    Habitat Prefers living in Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas and shores, sandy shores, rural gardens, pastures, plantations and even urban areas
    Diet Omnivorous; Different kinds of insects and invertebrates, especially caterpillars, grasshoppers, and beetles, while some also consume plant leaves and flower parts
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 1st 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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