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|The Sand Lizard Lacerta agilis is a lizard. It is distributed across most of Europe and eastwards to Mongolia, although it does not occur in the Iberian peninsula, west and south-east France, most of Great Britain, Italy (where it is present only in isolated colonies), European Turkey or most of Greece.|
This species has a light underbelly and a dorsal stripe: males tend to be darker and colour and turn green during the mating season. Sand Lizards can reach up to 25cm in length.
It has several sub-species, the westernmost of which is Lacerta agilis agilis. In this and the other main western sub-species (Lacerta agilis argus) the dorsal stripe is thin and interrupted – often not present at all, particularly in the latter sub-species (this also includes a red-backed phase, which has no dorsal markings at all but a plain red to brown dorsum). In these two sub-species only the flanks of the males turn green in the mating season, but in the eastern sub-species (predominantly Lacerta agilis exigua) males can be totally green, even outside the breeding season.
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Kolejne perfekcyjne foto :)
Nic dodać :)
- [2008-10-31 12:09]
Excellent macro, very nice composition , point of view, colors ,contrast and details, good note.