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Italian wall lizard  Geotagged,Italian wall lizard,Italy,Palatine Hill,Podarcis sicula Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Quite a beauty! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks, Travis! There were many of them on the Palatine Hill among the ruins of ancient Rome. Posted 5 years ago
  2. Great shot, Wildflower! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy! Posted 5 years ago
  3. What a superb image! Posted 5 years ago

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The Italian wall lizard or Ruin lizard is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family. ''P. sicula'' is native to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Italy, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia and Switzerland, but has also been introduced to Spain, Turkey, and the United States. ''P. sicula'' belongs to the Lacertidae family of lizards and it is the most abundant lizard species in southern Italy.

''P. sicula'' gained attention in 2008 following the publication of a research study that.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jan 11, 2015. Captured Nov 20, 2014 15:00 in Via dei Cerchi, 81, 00186 Roma, Italy.
  • SZ-14
  • f/6.9
  • 10/4000s
  • ISO80
  • 78.6mm