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Sexing

Observed: 22nd August 2004 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Lacerta vivipara Jacquin, 1787 (Viviparous Lizard) - Whitby, North-east Yorkshire (VC 62), 22nd August 2004
Lacerta vivipara Jacquin, 1787 (Viviparous Lizard) - Whitby, North-east Yorkshire (VC 62), 22nd August 2004
Description:

Using the helpful advice here (http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/322823) would I be correct in saying this is a male (left) and a female (right)

Identifications
Species interactions

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Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Genders

matt harris's picture

adult male, and one of last

adult male, and one of last year's juveniled.

Masked Marvel's picture

The one on the left is a male

The one on the left is a male and it's fairly easy to tell. The one on the left is juvenile and it is too young to say for certain.

DavidHowdon's picture

So what

lets you know it is a juvenile, is it just the size?

Masked Marvel's picture

The size and the

The size and the pattern/colour. The pattern on the juvenile is a lot less distinct. Also the dark tail and lighter body is chacteristic of juveniles.