• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Chania, Rodopou peninsula
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    February 2004
Cretan wall lizard
Scaled Reptiles

Photo of the Cretan wall lizard, Podarcis cretensis, which is endemic to the island of Crete, Greece. It is a medium-sized lizard reaching 20 cm 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.