Iberolacerta horvathi / Horvath's Rock Lizard

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  • Hellenolacerta graeca / Greek Rock Lizard

    Hellenolacerta graeca / Greek Rock Lizard

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  • Dalmatolacerta oxycephala / Sharp-snouted Rock Lizard

    Dalmatolacerta oxycephala / Sharp-snouted Rock Lizard

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  • AU / Kärnten, 17.07.2010

    The distribution range of Iberolacerta horvathi covers southern Austria (Carinthia), northeastern Italy (Friuli), Slovenia and the northern half of Croatia. It is the only Iberolacerta species outside of the Iberian Peninsula. Iberolacerta horvathi is a mountain species but occurs in habitats below 2000 meters. It lives in rocky habitats with sufficient humidity.

    Within its distribution area, this species can be confused with Podarcis muralis. However, Iberolacarta horvathi can be identified by the characteristic tail segments, which are alternately broad and narrow. Moreover, Iberolacerta horvathi has a more pointed snout than Podarcis muralis. Finally, it has a white unspotted throat whereas Podarcis muralis frequently shows a spotted or orange throat.

  • Distribution range of Iberolacerta horvathi

  • SLO / Predil, 09.07.2010

  • Juvenile: SLO / Predil, 09.07.2010

  • I / Fusine, 14.07.2010

  • I / Fusine, 14.07.2010