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Showing posts with label Reptiles of Crete. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reptiles of Crete. Show all posts

Saturday 23 January 2016

BALKAN GREEN LIZARD (Juvenile) (Lacerta trilineata) Techniti Limni Agia, Agia Lake, Agia, Crete, Greece

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The Balkan Green Lizard (Lacerta trilineata) is in the family Lacertidae  and is closely related to the Western Green Lizard (Lacerta bilineata). It occurs in the southern half of Eastern Europe and parts of south western Asia. It tends to prefer vegetative type habitat. A wide variety of arthropods, small invertebrates and snails are preyed upon. 
It is one of 14 species of amphibian/reptile (three frogs, one toad, three geckos, one skink, two lizards and four snakes) found on the Greek island of Crete. The endemic Cretan Wall Lizard (Podarcis cretensis) is the other lizard that occurs on the island.
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      List of amphibians/reptiles found on Crete
          • American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeianus)
          • Cretan Water Frog (Rana cretensis)
          • Common Tree Frog (Hyla arborea kretensis)
          • Green Toad (Bufo viridis)
          • Moorish Gecko (Tarentola mauritanica)
          • Kotschy’s Gecko (Mediodactylus kotschyi
          • Turkish Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)
          • Ocellated Skink (Chalcides occellatus)
          • Balkan Green Lizard (Lacerta trilineata)
          • Cretan Wall Lizard (Podarcis cretensis)
          • Balkan Whip Snake (Hierophis gemonensis)
          • Cretan Cat Snake (Telescopus fallax pallidus)
          • Dice Snake (Natrix tesselata)
          • Leopard Snake (Zamenis situla)