Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is present throughout most of Portugal and much of Spain (excluding parts of the south and the northwest, but including the Columbretes Islands and the Charfarinas Islands), ranging into southern France as far as the Rhone River. The species occurs from sea level up to 3,481m asl.
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Continent: Africa Europe
Distribution: Portugal, Spain (incl. Columbrete Islands), Gibraltar, S France,  N Morocco (in the Haut Atlas up to 3100 m), N Algeria, N Tunisia  hispanica: restricted to SE Spain, while the greenish P. h.   liolepis: NE Spain, S France  sebastiani: Mt. Urgull and the island of Santa Clara (off San Sebastian, The Basque Country, Spain) (Bea et al., 1986).  cebennensis: SW France and North of Catalonia, Spain.  bocagei: endemic to NW Iberia,  
Type locality: Mount Agudo, near Murcia (SE Spain), restricted by Mertens and Müller (1928).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is generally found in climbing over rocks, in overgrown areas, on stone walls, on rock outcrops in alpine meadows, in bushy vegetation and in rural buildings. The females lay one to five eggs, with several clutches produced in a season.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2009

Assessor/s
Jose Antonio Mateo Miras, Marc Cheylan, M. Saïd Nouira, Ulrich Joger, Paulo Sá-Sousa, Valentin Pérez-Mellado, Iñigo Martínez-Solano

Reviewer/s
Cox, N. and Temple, H.J. (Global Reptile Assessment)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

History
  • 2006
    Least Concern
    (IUCN 2006)
  • 2006
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
It can be a common species in suitable habitat.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There appear to be no major threats to this species. Habitat loss and the introduction of competitors or predators are potential threats to the subspecies Podarcis hispanica atrata, the populations of which are confined to islands.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is listed on Annex III of the Bern Convention, and it is presumed to be present in several protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Podarcis hispanica

The Iberian Wall Lizard (Podarcis hispanica) is a small wall lizard species of the genus Podarcis averaging 50–70 mm adult snout-vent length (SVL). It is found in the Iberian peninsula, in northwestern Africa and in coastal districts in Languedoc-Roussillon in France.

In Spanish, they are commonly called lagartija and sargantana.

A subspecies of this lizard, Podarcis hispanica atrata, lives in the Columbretes Islands far off the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.

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