Emma Walpole's picture

Common Lizard?

Observed: 20th August 2013 By: Emma WalpoleEmma Walpole’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Common Lizard
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Amadan's picture

You're right, I think

You need to add the scientific name. You have to add a new identification, then type in the common name: when a drop-down list appears, select the right one (may be more than one, given various hyphenations and capitalisations). Then click the "Get Recommended" button.
That scientific name links it to other observations.

dennis trunecka's picture

Common Lizard (Lacerta vivipara / Zootoca vivipara)

Common Lizards often bask on the ballast around railway lines. I think this one is more likely to be basking on the platform than waiting for a train!

Eskling's picture

Encouraging find

Lovely to see that a colony of lizards can survive in such an urbanised environment. I see from satellite view that there is a south facing bank opposite the rail station (across the tracks) which looks like it has suitable habitat. Pretty impressive all the same!

Emma Walpole's picture

Thank you

Thanks for your comments, good to know this is an encouraging find. I'll make sure I add the scientific name too.