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.
  • Scientific name
    Lacerta viridis (Laurenti, 1768)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Emerald Lizard
  • Collector
    Liverpool Museum Expedition
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Thraki
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by R. Wagstaffe, 1961
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Previous number: 1987.143.136-144
Object view = Natural Science
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