Balkan Green Lizard

Lacerta trilineata

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Balkan Green Lizards are the largest species within its genus and are one of the largest Lacertids, meaning ‘true lizards’ or ‘wall lizards’, in Europe.  When threatened, this species can lose their tail, this is called ‘autotomy’.

Home: Eastern Europe.

Diet: Invertebrates and occasionally plant material.

Lifestyle: Terrestrial, residing in bushy areas, sand dunes and boundary walls of a Mediterranean climate.

Young: Oviparous, laying 6-20 eggs within loose soil or sand.

Lifespan: 3-9 years.

Conservation Status: Least Concern. Population is decreasing.  

Balkan Green Lizard