Podarcis milensis / Milos Wall Lizard

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  • Podarcis erhardii / Erhard's Wall Lizard

    Podarcis erhardii / Erhard's Wall Lizard

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  • Podarcis peloponnesiacus / Peloponnese Wall Lizard

    Podarcis peloponnesiacus / Peloponnese Wall Lizard

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  • Podarcis cretensis / Cretan Wall Lizard

    Podarcis cretensis / Cretan Wall Lizard

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  • Subsp. milensis, male: GR / Milos, 15.04.2018

    Podarcis milensis is an endemic species of the western Aegean. The nominate subspecies lives on Milos, Kimolos, Polyaigos and Antimilos, subspecies adolfjordansi can be found on Ananes Archipelago and subspecies gerakuniae occurs on Falkonera and Velopoula. In particular males of Podarcis milensis with their striking blue and black pattern cannot be mistaken with other species, particularly as there are no other small lacertid lizards within its distribution area.

    Despite of their remarkable colouration they are closely related to Podarcis tauricus, Podarcis ionicus and Podarcis gaigeae. Podarcis milensis can frequently be observed in good numbers, e.g. on dry-stone walls near human settlements.

  • Distribution range of Podarcis milensis

  • Subsp. milensis, male: GR / Milos, 15.04.2018

  • Subsp. milensis, male: GR / Milos, 17.04.2018

  • Subsp. milensis, male (female in foreground): GR / Milos, 17.04.2018

  • Subsp. milensis, male with yellow throat: GR / Milos, 17.04.2018

  • Subsp. milensis, female: GR / Milos, 15.04.2018

  • Subsp. milensis, extraordinary beautiful female: GR / Milos, 15.04.2018

  • Subsp. milensis, male: GR / Milos, 06.06.2011