Distribution: Greece (Skyros Archipelago, Northern Sporades, Piperi Island) weigandi: Piperi Island
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
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- 2006Vulnerable(IUCN 2006)
Skyros wall lizard
The Skyros wall lizard (Podarcis gaigeae) is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family. It is endemic to the island of Skyros, Greece but the subspecies Podarcis gaigeae weigandi is found on the island of Piperi. The Skyros wall lizard exhibits island gigantism on small islets surrounding Skyros. The Skyros wall lizard also exhibits a throat color polymorphy with six different throat color morphs that are expressed in both females and males.
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