• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Cretan wall lizard
Scaled Reptiles
Phrygana diorama

Photo of the Cretan wall lizard Podarcis cretensis, which is endemic to the island of Crete, Greece. It is a medium-sized lizard reaching 20cm in length. However, populations can vary quite extensively in size and colouration. They live in areas with shrubs and bushes, though they prefer rocks and stone walls. They prey upon arthropods, snails and even small geckoes. There are also records of nectar–feeding populations.