Swiss lizard ID?

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geofri
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Swiss lizard ID?

Post by geofri » June 24th, 2012, 9:06 am

My friend just emailed me this photo.

What a beautiful lizard, a bit tegu-esk.

Anyone familiar with the species?

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Chris Smith
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Re: Swiss lizard ID?

Post by Chris Smith » June 24th, 2012, 10:24 am

It is some sort of Lacertid. Not sure how many species of lacertid lizards occur in Switzerland but a quick google search came up with Podarcis muralis.

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Re: Swiss lizard ID?

Post by chrish » June 26th, 2012, 2:56 pm

That lizard looks fairly green. That would suggest a species of Lacerta.

There are three species in Switzerland; L. agilis, L. bilineata, or L. viridis.

Hard to tell from the photo, but my guess is Lacerta agilis.

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Re: Swiss lizard ID?

Post by natrix » July 10th, 2012, 4:24 pm

It is Lacerta agilis.

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Tom

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