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Common Lizard

Observed: 16th April 2013 By: AmadanAmadan’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAmadan’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAmadan’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
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Description:

I wasn't happy to disturb it and look at the belly, but I think the colouration of the back makes it likely this is a female.

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Masked Marvel's picture

Nice photo. It's quite spotty

Nice photo. It's quite spotty and the head is relatively large so I would think it is most likely a male. Always difficult to know for certain though.

Mark David Barber's picture

Penile bulge!

I posted this observation to highlight how I sex common lizards....

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/322823

Amadan's picture

Thanks

for the comments. Unfortunately, (s)he wasn't in the best position to see the "bulge". Of the three common reptiles, Common Lizards seem to have been the trickiest to get decent shots of over the years.
Masked Marvel is probably right about the gender - dorsal colouration is not a reliable guide, I suspect.