lionel@casteldecantobre.co.uk's picture

Blue Green Lizard

Observed: 4th May 2011 By: lionel@castelde...lionel@casteldecantobre.co.uk’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
P1150037
Description:

A blue green lizard (slightly yellow sides) photographed in France. Note the single very long toe on each rear foot.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

the naturalist man's picture

Western green lizard

This is a very distinctive male, if it had been a female identification would be harder. In fact it is not so easy for the animals themselves to tell them apart; L.bilineata was only split from L. viridis (green lizard) relatively recently and there is evidence they readily interbreed. Apparently the split is based solely on weak genetic evidence according to the IUCN.

http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/61519/0

Graham Banwell

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