Green lizard (Lacerta viridis)

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IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The green lizard is found across south-eastern Europe, from eastern Germany to Turkey and Ukraine.
  • The male green lizard is brilliant emerald green with yellow and black spots. The blue throat of the adult males is more prominent during the mating season.
  • Like other lizards, the green lizard can actively shed its tail in order to escape predators.
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Green lizard description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyLacertidae
GenusLacerta (1)

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Green lizard status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (October, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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