Formentera wall lizard


This small lizard lives in Balearic Islands, specifically in Ibiza and Formentera, in the nearby small islands and islets, and in some parts of Mallorca, where the species has been introduced. There are several varieties, almost all probably deserving the same status of subspecies. All but two (those from Ibiza and Formentera islands) have a very small area of distribution, being limited to one or a few small islets and rocks. The scientific interest of this species is very high, because its populations form an excellent example of island microevolution.

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