Sand lizard Lacerta agilis
Linnaeus, 1758

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Colour & Description :

The sand lizard is a sexually-dimorphic legged lizard. In northwest Europe, both sexes are characterised by lateral and dorsal strips of ocellated (eye-shaped) markings; dark patches with pale centres. Colouration varies across theirrange. Males have finer markings than females, and their flanks turn bright green during the spring mating season, fading again in the late summer

Habitat and Distribution


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