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Old Sunday 13th May 2018, 06:54   #1
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Wall Lizards from Sicily

I just got back from Sicily and took quite a lot of photos of the many many wall lizards I saw there, but although I've seen both Sicilian and Italian Wall Lizards described as common in places I visited, I've been struggling to find any solid description online on how to identify them as one or the other. I've included a selection here - if anyone could point me in the right direction it would be hugely appreciated!
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From the latest book by Speybroek et al, if you want the hi rez file to blow up, you can send me a pm with an e-mail.

1,2 and 5 look like siculus whilst 3 looks more like what they call the 'uniform morph' of campestris?


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for me all are siculus (but cant say from pic 4).
waglerianus should have a light/bright (at least a bit visible) supraciliar line/stripe from above the eye running down along the body.
You may compare these pictures (waglerianus): http://vipersgarden.at/ARdb/species....is+waglerianus
siculus: http://vipersgarden.at/ARdb/species....darcis+siculus
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Thanks for the help! I've had a scan though the many other pics, and can't see anything that looks like a sicilian, so I'll just assume all the ones I got photos of at least were Italian.
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