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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  • Male: GR / Erymanthos, 27.05.2017

    Hellenolacerta is a monotypical genus. Its single representative – Hellenolacerta graeca – occurs on Peloponnese except of the extreme northwestern part. This well climbing species occurs in rocky habitats with sufficient humidity. It can be frequently found near water, e.g. on bridges. In particular on southern Peloponnese (Mani) this species can also occur on drystone walls in rather dry habitats.

    This species can hardly be confused with other Lacertids of Peloponnese. With its flat head and pointed snout, it differs from the Podarcis or Lacerta species of Peloponnese. Furthermore, in the genus Podarcis females frequently show a distinct light dorsolateral line which lacks in Hellenolacerta.

    Algyroides moreoticus differs by its keeled scales from Hellenolacerta graeca, which has smooth, slightly shiny scales.

  • Distribution range of Hellenolacerta graeca

  • Male: GR / Erymanthos, 27.05.2017

  • Female: GR / Erymanthos, 27.05.2017

  • Female: GR / Erymanthos, 27.05.2017

  • Juvenile: GR / Mani, 23.10.2012

  • Subadult: GR / Parnon, 04.04.2010