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Ventnor Wall Lizard

Observed: 27th March 2012 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

This wall lizard was lapping up the heat today on the road that path that leads to Ventnor Beach.A wall was specially constructed for them in the nearby botanic gardens, but they can be found on walls around the Esplanade area and the car park.

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The Ventnor wall lizards may

The Ventnor wall lizards may be from a few different origins, most do not resemble those on Jersey (and northern France), which are generally less brown. The heavily reticulated animals with a lot of green look most like the subspecies Podarcis muralis maculiventris which are found in north-eastern Italy, or perhaps P. m. nigriventris from north-western Italy.