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).
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2006Least Concern(IUCN 2006)
- 2006Least Concern
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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.