Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Lacertidae > Genus: Podarcis > Species: Podarcis pityusensis > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Podarcis pityusensis frailensis (Eisentraut, 1928)
Podarcis pityusensis formenterae (Eisentraut, 1928) Salvador A. (1997)
Podarcis pityusensis hortae (Buchholz, 1954)
Podarcis pityusensis hedwigkamerae (Müller, 1927)
Podarcis pityusensis ratae (Eisentraut, 1928)
Podarcis pityusensis torretensis (Buchholz, 1954)
Podarcis pityusensis kameriana (Mertens, 1927)
Podarcis pityusensis pityusensis (Boscá, 1883) Salvador A. (1997)

Ibiza wall lizard - Podarcis pityusensis (Boscá, 1883)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 12 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1252


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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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
ES0000078 Spain Es Vedrà - Es Vedranell Map
ES0000082 Spain Tagomago Map
ES0000084 Spain Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera Map
ES0000241 Spain Costa dels Amunts Map
ES0000242 Spain Illots de Santa Eulària, Rodona i es Canà Map
ES5310023 Spain Illots de Ponent d'Eivissa Map
ES5310024 Spain La Mola Map
ES5310025 Spain Cap de Barbaria Map
ES5310034 Spain Serra Grossa Map
ES5310031 Spain Porroig Map
ES5310032 Spain Cap Llentrisca - Sa Talaia Map
ES5310033 Spain Xarraca 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
Ibiza Murfirben Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Ibiza wall lizard English Gasc J.P. and al.
Lagartija de las Pitiusas Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Lézard d'Ibiza French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Lézard des Pityuses French Gasc J.P. and al.
Pityusen-Eidechse German Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Lacerta muralis var. pityusensis Boscá, 1883
Lacerta pityusensis Boscá, 1883

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 pityusensis
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