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Lacerta viridis (European Green Lizard)

Synonyms: Lacerta viridis bilineata; Lacerta viridis magnifica; Seps viridis

Wikipedia Abstract

The European green lizard (Lacerta viridis) is a large lizard distributed across European midlatitudes from Slovenia and eastern Austria to as far east as the Black Sea coasts of Ukraine and Turkey. It is often seen sunning on rocks or lawns, or sheltering amongst bushes.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  21 grams
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Aegean and Western Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forests Greece, Turkey, Macedonia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Alps conifer and mixed forests Italy, France, Switzerland, Slovenia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Anatolian conifer and deciduous mixed forests Turkey Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Appenine deciduous montane forests Italy Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Balkan mixed forests Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Carpathian montane forests Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central European mixed forests Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Moldovia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Dinaric Mountains mixed forests Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Yugoslavia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
East European forest steppe Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Euxine-Colchic broadleaf forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Illyrian deciduous forests Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests Italy, France Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Pannonian mixed forests Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Pindus Mountains mixed forests Albania, Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Po Basin mixed forests Italy Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Pontic steppe Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Rodope montane mixed forests Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
South Appenine mixed montane forests Italy Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests France, Italy Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub    
Western European broadleaf forests Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
ALTO CINCA 36250 Spain  
AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, DELTA LOUROU KAI ARACHTHOU (PETRA, MYTIKAS, EVRYTERI PERIOCHI) 71136 Greece  
AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, LIMNOTHALASSA KATAFOURKO KAI KORAKONISIA 56861 Greece  
ANTICHASIA ORI KAI METEORA 178032 Greece  
ASPROPOTAMOS 49654 Greece  
Aggtelek Biosphere Reserve National Park II 59233 Hungary
Alpi Giulie 44561 Italy  
Alpár-bokrosi tisza-ártéri öblözet 12550 Hungary  
Area delle Gravine 66076 Italy  
Atanasovsko ezero 17814 Bulgaria  
BOUCLES DE MOISSON, DE GUERNES ET DE ROSNY 14896 France  
Bodrogzug–Kopasz-hegy–Taktaköz 54874 Hungary  
Burgasko ezero 7641 Bulgaria  
Börzsöny és Visegrádi-hegység 122999 Hungary  
CHERSONISOS ATHOS 82948 Greece  
COLLARADA - IBÓN DE IP 8523 Spain  
Cerová vrchovina a Rimavská kotlina 76986 Slovakia  
DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI - AXIOUPOLI 83216 Greece  
DELTA EVROU 31031 Greece  
DELTA EVROU KAI DYTIKOS VRACHIONAS 24359 Greece  
DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI 55561 Greece  
DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS KAI NISOS THASOPOULA 36139 Greece  
Dolomiti Friulane 90787 Italy  
ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON 65762 Greece  
EVRYTERI PERIOCHI ATHAMANIKON OREON 161203 Greece  
FENGARI SAMOTHRAKIS, ANATOLIKES AKTES, VRACHONISSIDA ZOURAFA KAI THALASSIA ZONI 40619 Greece  
Foce dell'Isonzo - Isola della Cona 6593 Italy  
Gessi Bolognesi, Calanchi dell'Abbadessa 10616 Italy  
Izsáki Kolon-tó 8841 Hungary  
KARLA - MAVROVOUNI - KEFALOVRYSO VELESTINOU - NEOCHORI 107331 Greece  
KERKETIO OROS (KOZIAKAS) 124618 Greece  
KOILADA ACHELOOU KAI ORI VALTOU 115492 Greece  
KOILADA TIMIOU PRODROMOU-MENOIKION 73269 Greece  
KORYFES OROUS MENOIKION - OROS KOUSKOURAS - YPSOMA 57548 Greece  
KORYFES OROUS VORA 99917 Greece  
Kiskunsag Biosphere Reserve II 54598 Hungary  
Kiskunsági szikes tavak és az õrjegi turjánvidék 88335 Hungary  
Krivoklatsko Protected Landscape Area V 155267 Czech Republic  
LIMNES KAI LIMNOTHALASSES TIS THRAKIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI 72787 Greece  
LIMNES KORONEIAS - VOLVIS, STENA RENTINAS KAI EVRYTERI PERIOCHI 399400 Greece  
LIMNES VISTONIS, ISMARIS - LIMNOTHALASSES PORTO LAGOS, ALYKI PTELEA, XIROLIMNI, KARATZA 45016 Greece  
LIMNES VOLVI KAI LAGKADA - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI 66589 Greece  
LIMNI KERKINI - KROUSIA - KORYFES OROUS BELES, ANGISTRO - CHAROPO 193493 Greece  
LIMNOTHALASSA KORISSION (KERKYRA) 5665 Greece  
Laghi di Lesina e Varano 37550 Italy  
Laguna di Marano e Grado 40434 Italy  
Luberon Regional Nature Park V 406572 France  
Magredi di Pordenone 24950 Italy  
Malé Karpaty 125118 Slovakia  
Mandra - Poda 15162 Bulgaria  
Monti Nebrodi 173651 Italy  
Mátra 92599 Hungary  
NISOI PAXOI KAI ANTIPAXOI 13961 Greece  
NOTIOANATOLIKOS PARNASSOS - ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PARNASSOU - DASOS TITHOREAS 45523 Greece  
ORDESA Y MONTE PERDIDO 38568 Spain  
ORI KENTRIKIS EVVOIAS, PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES 97133 Greece  
ORI VRONTOUS - LAILIAS - EPIMIKES 16802 Greece  
OROS CHAINTOU - KOULA KAI GYRO KORYFES 8629 Greece  
OROS CHOLOMONTAS 65270 Greece  
OROS ITAMOS - SITHONIA 44557 Greece  
OROS MAVROVOUNI 91743 Greece  
OROS OLYMPOS 47295 Greece  
OROS PAIKO, STENA APSALOU KAI MOGLENITSAS 227258 Greece  
OROS PARNASSOS 84965 Greece  
OROS PILIO 89437 Greece  
OROS PILIO KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI 76880 Greece  
OROS VERNON - KORYFI VITSI 20268 Greece  
OROS VORAS 196334 Greece  
POSETS - MALADETA 82205 Spain  
Paludi presso il Golfo di Manfredonia 35675 Italy  
Pantani della Sicilia sud-orientale, Morghella, di Marzamemi, di Punta Pilieri e Vendicari 8481 Italy  
Parco Del Cilento e Vallo de Diano National Park 551095 Italy
Pflaelzerwald Nature Park V 438818 Germany
Pirin 99722 Bulgaria  
Polana Biosphere Reserve 50311 Slovakia  
Prespa National Park II 62043 Greece  
Promontorio del Gargano 173003 Italy    
Reserve Nationale de Camargue Biosphere Reserve 32232 France  
Rila 200269 Bulgaria  
SALVATIERRA - FOZES DE FAGO Y BINIÉS 6360 Spain  
SAMOTHRAKI: OROS FENGARI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI 51946 Greece  
SIERRA DE MONCAYO - LOS FAYOS - SIERRA DE ARMAS 44956 Spain  
SIERRAS DE LEYRE Y ORBA 14337 Spain  
SIERRAS DE SANTO DOMINGO Y CABALLERA Y RÍO ONSELLA 88167 Spain  
STENA NESTOU 21629 Greece  
Sciare di Roccazzo della Bandiera 6823 Italy  
Slovenský kras 100327 Slovakia  
Sárvíz völgye 19301 Hungary  
Tatry 51937 Poland  
Tzentralen Balkan 177099 Bulgaria  
VALIA KALNTA KAI TECHNITI LIMNI AOOU 36227 Greece  
VIÑAMALA 62053 Spain  
VOUNA EVROU 104705 Greece  
VRAVRONA - PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI 6596 Greece  
Valle del Bove 7663 Italy  
Vitosha 67608 Bulgaria  
Volovské vrchy 316267 Slovakia  
YMITTOS - AISTHITIKO DASOS KAISARIANIS - LIMNI VOULIAGMENIS 21793 Greece  
Zempléni-hegység a Szerencsi-dombsággal és a Hernád-völggyel 284651 Hungary  
Zámolyi-medence 6363 Hungary  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ascarops strongylina <Unverified Name>[2]
Cladotaenia circi <Unverified Name>[2]
Diplodiscus subclavatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Encyclometra colubrimurorum <Unverified Name>[2]
Leptophallus nigrovenosus <Unverified Name>[2]
Mesocestoides tetrathyridium <Unverified Name>[2]
Oswaldocruzia filiformis <Unverified Name>[2]
Paracuaria adunca <Unverified Name>[2]
Paralepoderma cloacicola <Unverified Name>[2]
Physaloptera clausa <Unverified Name>[2]
Plagiorchis elegans[2]
Plagiorchis molini <Unverified Name>[2]
Prosthodendrium chilostomum <Unverified Name>[2]
Skrjabinelazia hoffmanni <Unverified Name>[2]
Spauligodon extenuatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Telorchis assula <Unverified Name>[2]

Range Map

Austria (Kärnten, Steiermark, Burgenland, Nieder-Österreich, Ober-Österreich), Poland, S Switzerland, SE Germany (Danube river), NE Germany (Brandenburg), Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia), Balkan Peninsula incl. Slovenia, Croatia, islands Cres and;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955 Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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