Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Lacertidae > Genus: Podarcis > Species: Podarcis sicula > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Podarcis sicula ciclopica (Taddei, 1949) Böhme W. (1993)
Podarcis sicula patrizii (Lanza, 1952)

Italian wall lizard - Podarcis sicula (Rafinesque, 1810)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Good
Continental - Good
Mediterranean - Good
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1250


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

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

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Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Italian wall lizard English Gasc J.P. and al.
Lagartija italiana Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Lézard des ruines French Gasc J.P. and al.
Lézard sicilien French Gasc J.P. and al.
Lucertola campestre Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Ruineneidechse German Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Lacerta sicula Rafinesque, 1810
Lacerta serpa Rafinesque, 1810
Podarcis muralis var. campestris Betta, 1857

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
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Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
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
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Podarcis sicula
2008-03-21 Slovenia Article 17 Report Podarcis sicula
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Podarcis sicula
2008-02-28 France rapport France Podarcis sicula
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