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)
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
Not Evaluated
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 2013-2018 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

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

28 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2014-01-08 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE 2007_2012 Luxembourg LU_species_reports-13823-134519.xml
2014-01-07 Hungary HU_Art_17_report_2013_second round_10_31 HU_species_report_art17
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-20 Germany German national report 2013 DE_species_reports.xml
2013-12-18 Netherlands NL 2013 report art. 17 NL_species_reports_2013-12-09compleet2.xml
2013-12-17 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-16 Slovenia SI_Article_17_Report_2013_2nd_submission SI_species_reports-131216-13555.xml
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2013-10-11 Austria Art 17 HD AT_species_reports-13916-161758.xml
2013-09-18 France Rapport France 2013 FR_species_reports.xml
2013-09-16 Belgium Second Release Art17 Belgium BE_species_reports-13916-154440.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2013-08-23 Czechia CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Podarcis muralis
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Podarcis muralis
2008-03-21 Slovenia Article 17 Report Podarcis muralis
2008-03-17 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Podarcis muralis
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Podarcis muralis
2008-03-04 Hungary delivery_report_art_17_HU Podarcis muralis
2008-02-28 France rapport France Podarcis muralis
2008-02-22 Austria Article 17 report Austria Species questionnaire for Podarcis muralis
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Podarcis muralis
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Podarcis muralis
2008-01-16 Belgium Natura 2000 habitat report Species questionnaire for Podarcis muralis
2008-01-15 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE Luxembourg Species questionnaire for Podarcis muralis
2007-10-01 Czechia Species and Habitats Species questionnaire for Podarcis muralis
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