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Male sand lizard

Observed: 23rd April 2011 By: ben rigsbyben rigsby’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesben rigsby’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles

compared to the other native Lacertid (Zootoca vivipara - in a Genus by itself) a rather chunky lizard with very specific habitat requirements. namely coastal sand dunes and lowland heath.
the markings of southern UK specimens differ fom those found on sand dunes north of Merseyside.
elsewhere in Europe the species is found in other habitats and varies in appearance further. some populations having (among many variations) red markings.

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