The Atlas dwarf lizard has a long hibernation period (1), after which, like other Lacertid species, is likely to only be active during the warmest parts of the day (3).
Like other species in the Lacertidae family, it is likely that males of this species have glands on the underside of their legs in order to mark territories, warn off potential competitors and attract mates. Should a competitor enter a territory, the male will perform a threat display, in which the throat is inflated, the body turned sideward and the head lowered (3).
This species reproduces sexually, and the female will lay three clutches of between one and three eggs per year (1) (2).
Members of the Lacertidae family will often run and hide underneath cover objects to escape from predators (3).