Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Lacertidae > Genus: Podarcis > Species: Podarcis hispanica > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Podarcis hispanica atrata (Boscá, 1916) Welch K R G. (1983)
Podarcis hispanica hispanica (Steindachner, 1870)

Iberian wall lizard - Podarcis hispanica (Steindachner, 1870)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 2428


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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

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Reptiles not included in Annex II)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Iberian wall lizard English Gasc J.P. and al.
Lagartija ibérica Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Lézard hispanique French Gasc J.P. and al.
Spanische Mauereidechse German Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Lacerta hispanica Steindachner, 1870
Lacerta oxycephala var. hispanica Steindachner, 1870
Lacerta muralis steindachneri Bedriaga, 1886
Lacerta muralis var. vaucheri Boulenger, 1905
Lacerta (Podarcis) bocagei vaucheri Mertens & Müller, 1940
Lacerta hispanica vaucheri Klemmer, 1959
Podarcis hispanica vaucheri Arnold, 1973
Podarcis hispanicus (Steindachner, 1870)

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