|Copyright: Buliga Adina (spigola) (4)|
|Date Taken: 2013-05-18|
|Exposure: f/13.0, 1/350 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-05-19 2:15|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The viviparous lizard or common lizard, Zootoca vivipara is a Eurasian lizard. |
The length of the body is less than 12 cm (excluding the tail). The tail is up to two times longer than the body, although it is often partially or wholly lost. The limbs are short, and the head is rather round. Males have more slender bodies than females. The neck and the tail are thick. The collar and other scales seem jagged. The colour and patterning of this species is remarkably variable. The main colour is typically medium brown, but it can be also grey, olive brown or black. Females may have dark stripes on their flanks and down the middle of their backs.
The viviparous lizard feeds on invertebrates, mostly small insects. In early spring, late autumn, and cool summer days, it basks in the sun to reach its optimum body temperature, which is about 30°C.
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nice capture! but it's not Podarcis muralis?