(Common) Wall Lizard Podarcis muralis

Wall Lizard male
Common Wall Lizard male
The Wall Lizard, also called the Common and European Wall Lizard, is native to much of Western and South-eastern Europe (including Turkey but excluding southern Spain/Portugal). It has been introduced to southern UK and to the USA. It is a variable lizard in pattern and colouring. Male and female can look quite different. Above is a male with typical mottled flanks.
Wall Lizard female
Common Wall Lizard female
The female Wall Lizard is also variable. Above is a typical brown form.
Common Wall Lizard
Wall Lizard
Wall Lizard
The mottled flanks of these lizards in southern France are the key determinant between Common and Common Wall Lizards.