About this object

Elegant lizard with rather short, deep head, tail twice body length. Males almost entirely green with fine black striping above with darker, light-spotted head, throat blue, belly yellowish. Females variable, sometimes uniform green or brown or blotched, often with two or four narrow stripes on the body. Length up to 13 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    60.110.1
  • Scientific name
    Lacerta viridis (Laurenti, 1768)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA LACERTIDAE
  • Common name
    Emerald Lizard
  • Collector
    unrecorded
  • Date collected
    unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Liverpool Aquarium Company via Denis Murphy, 1960
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 1960.110.1
Object view = Natural Science
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