Sunday, 23 August 2015

Zootoca vivipara

When I was a child, I knew these charming little lizards as Lacerta vivipara or the Common Lizard. Apparently, following Mayer and Bischoff (1996) they have since been re-classified as Zootoca vivipara. In suitable habitat (including heathland, commons, moorland and sea cliffs) They tend to be numerous and often seen basking in warm weather.

Here are a few of my recent photos of local individuals (Cheshire)

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