Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Lacertidae > Genus: Podarcis > Species: Podarcis muralis > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Podarcis muralis var. campestris Betta, 1857 Gasc J.P. and al. (1997)
Podarcis muralis var. wagleriana Gistel, 1868 Gasc J.P. and al. (1997)
Podarcis muralis rasquinetti (Bedriaga, 1878)

Common wall lizard - Podarcis muralis (Laurenti, 1768)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Favourable
Atlantic - Favourable
Black Sea - Favourable
Continental - Favourable
Mediterranean - Unknown
Pannonian - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1256


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Common wall lizard English Gasc J.P. and al.
Lagartija roquera Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Lézard des murailles French Gasc J.P. and al.
Lucertola muraiola Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Mauereidechse German Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Lacerta muralis (Laurenti, 1768)
Seps muralis Laurenti, 1768
Lacerta maculata Daudin, 1802
Lacerta incerta Terenjev, 1923

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