Scientific Name: Podarcis muralis. (Podarcis = 'agile feet'; muralis = 'wall'.)
English Name: European Wall Lizard, Common Wall Lizard.
5 Key Characters:
- narrow pointed head and slender body.
- long tail (usually longer than body).
- long toes.
- brown with spots and blotches, rather variable.
- live in family groups.
Habitat: Urban areas, gardens, walls, especially old walls.
Status: Very common. The most common lizard in the area. Threatened by cats predating them in the bigger towns and cities.
Photographed by Loire Valley Nature: