sand lizard

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Synonyms for sand lizard

a common and widely distributed lizard of Europe and central Asia

one of the most abundant lizards in the arid western United States

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It is believed the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation trust is now considering whether to extend its sand lizard release programme.
This is because the most important species enjoying our beaches is not homo sapiens, but lacerta agalis - sand lizards to you and me.
Reproductive cycle of the Namaqua sand lizard, Pedioplanis namaquensis (Squamata: Lacertidae), from southern Africa.
Chester Zoo has been involved with the sand lizard reintroduction programme since it began in 1994, hatching the creatures on a replica sand dune at the zoo and rearing them up for release.
Isolde McGeorge, specialist keeper at Chester Zoo, said: "It's great to be involved with projects like the Sand Lizard Recovery Programme and to be able to help release these animals back into their natural habitat.
The spotted sand lizard, Meroles suborbitalis, lives in arid savannah to desert from the Central Karoo to Little Namaqualand and Southern Namibia, extending to the central parts of the Namib Desert (Branch 1998).
The sand lizard was once commonly found on dunes and heathland in Britain but the gradual destruction of its habitats has led to its extinction in many places.
With luck, visitors will be able to see a basking sand lizard here in the future, but common lizards also occur in the dunes so careful observation will be called for.
Nuptial coloration in the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis: an intra-sexually selected cue to fighting ability.
We're keen to preserve the natural cliff environment and encourage the native wildlife that lives there including rare plants and animals such as the sand lizard and Dartford warbler," says Stuart Clarke, Bournemouth Council's countryside policy officer.
The reproductive cycle of the spotted sand lizard, Pedioplanis lineoocellata, is described from histological examination of gonadal material.
The sand lizard, an endangered and protected species, is also on the up in the sand dunes of Tywyn, where a reintroduction programme has helped it build up to significant numbers.
The sand lizard, which can often be seen sunbathing on patches of bare sand, is the rarest of the three native lizards found in Wales.
Rare species include the sand lizard, natterjack toad, great-crested newt and petalwort (a bryophyte plant).