Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Lacertidae > Genus: Podarcis > Species: Podarcis filfolensis > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Podarcis filfolensis kieselbachi (Fejervary, 1924)
Podarcis filfolensis filfolensis (Bedriaga, 1876)
Podarcis filfolensis maltensis Mertens, 1921
Podarcis filfolensis generalensis (Gulia, 1914)

Maltese wall lizard - Podarcis filfolensis (Bedriaga, 1876)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Favourable
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 1237

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Regionally Extinct
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Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
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EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Gremxula Maltese Gasc J.P. and al.
Lézard de Malte French Gasc J.P. and al.
Lucertola maltese Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Malta-Eidechse German Gasc J.P. and al.
Maltese wall lizard English Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Lacerta muralis var. despotti Fejérváry, 1924

Other resources

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Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
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Summary of derogations for species

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Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Sicilia 2014-04-10 2014-12-31 20 individuals in the period 2014-2016 Capture for keeping in captivity No evidence of a significant impact
Malta 2009-05-20 2009-12-31 Not applicable, since number taken depended on number encountered. Keeping of Dead Specimens This derogation was issued for dead specimens, the death of which is caused either naturally or accidentally. Hence, this derogation does not have a negative impact on the population. Species is widespread, and is one of the most common reptiles of the Maltese Islands.
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