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Algerian Psammodromus possibly

Observed: 1st April 2012 By: jp8694
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Very lively and didn't get much of a look at this lizard as it was so fast moving. It was quite small, around 8in probably and the whitish area at the base of it's tail was quite pronounced. I don't know what species it is, but Algerian Psammodromus seems to be the best fit as far as colours and shape goes.

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Keeled scales

If you look closely you will see that each of the scales is ridged (keeled), giving the lizard a rough appearance. This, combined with the two pale dorsolateral stripes are good characteristics to identify this species.