About this object

Lizard with fairly broad and short-snouted head, stocky body with short limbs, tail is about 1.5 times body length. Basic coloration is green, grey or brown with a wide, dark band along the centre of the back marked with a series of dark spots or longitudinal blotches, similar markings are found on the flanks. Males have a larger head and typically have greenish flanks. Total length 18-25 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Lacerta agilis Linnaeus, 1758
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Sand Lizard
  • Collector
    John M Breeds
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Dorset: Creech
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Ian Prestt, 1963
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 1964.57.281-283
Object view = Natural Science
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