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The Viviparous Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) or Common Lizard is of the family Lacertidae which is in the genus Zootoca. This viviparous reptile gives birth to live young, which is an adaptation that enables it to breed in colder regions where it hibernates for the winter. In the warmer parts of its range, it is oviparous or egg laying like other species of lizards and is active year round.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Distribution map of Viviparous Lizard (Zootoca vivipara)
Tuesday 2 July 2013
VIVIPAROUS LIZARD or COMMON LIZARD (Zootoca vivipara) Dluga Luka Boardwalk, Biebrza National Park, Goniądz, Poland
Labels: Biebrza National Park, Common Lizard, Dluga Luka, Goniądz, Poland, Polish Lizards, reptiles, Reptiles of Europe, Reptiles of Poland, Viviparous Lizard, Zootoca vivipara