Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Lacertidae > Genus: Podarcis > Species: Podarcis lilfordi > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Podarcis lilfordi addayae (Eisentraut, 1928)
Podarcis lilfordi codrellensis Pérez-Mellado & Salvador, 1988 Salvador A. (1997)
Podarcis lilfordi espongicola (Salvador, 1979) Salvador A. (1997)
Podarcis lilfordi fenni (Eisentraut, 1928)
Podarcis lilfordi hartmanni (Wettstein, 1937)
Podarcis lilfordi imperialensis (Salvador, 1979)
Podarcis lilfordi porrosicola Perez-Mellado & Salvador, 1988 Salvador A. (1997)
Podarcis lilfordi rodriquezi (Müller, 1927)
Podarcis lilfordi toronis (Hartmann, 1953)

Balearic lizard - Podarcis lilfordi (Günther, 1874)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 10 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1265


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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

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000073 Spain Costa Brava de Mallorca Map
ES0000074 Spain Cap de cala Figuera Map
ES0000083 Spain Arxipèlag de Cabrera Map
ES0000221 Spain Sa Dragonera Map
ES0000228 Spain Cap de ses Salines Map
ES0000231 Spain Dels Alocs a Fornells Map
ES0000233 Spain D'Addaia a s'Albufera Map
ES0000234 Spain S'Albufera des Grau Map
ES0000236 Spain Illa de l'Aire Map
ES5310127 Spain Costa Brava de Tramuntana Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Balearen Eidechse German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Baleareneidechse German Gasc J.P. and al.
Balearic lizard English Gasc J.P. and al.
Lagartija balear Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Lézard de Lilford French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Lézard des Baléares French Gasc J.P. and al.
Lilford's wall Lizard English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Lilfords murfirben Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Zootoca lilfordi Günther, 1874

Other resources

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

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Podarcis lilfordi
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