About this object

Robust, deep headed lizard, tail up to twice body length. Adults have bright green back, dorsal pattern varies geographically, northern populations have light stripes bordered by brown area with black blotches, these are lacking in southern populations. Underside of breeding males bright orange, red or yellow with greenish throat.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1987.143.153
  • Scientific name
    Podarcis taurica (Pallas, 1814)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA LACERTIDAE
  • Common name
    Crimean Wall Lizard
  • Collector
    Liverpool Museum Expedition
  • Date collected
    1961-05-12
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Thraki
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by R. Wagstaffe, 1961
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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