Podarcis muralis

species of reptile

Podarcis muralis (also known as the common wall lizard, the European wall lizard, and the wall lizard) is a fairly common species of lizard, living in Europe, on rocks or wall cracks.

A wall lizard, sunbathing on a rock, in Germany.

Its small scales have very differenct colours and patterns. Its coloration is generally brownish or greyish. Sometimes it has a little bit of green. The tail is brown, grey or rust in colour. The belly has 6 rows of larger rectangular scales that are generally reddish, pink, or orangish. Common wall lizards may also have dark markings on the throat.