acerta media // Turchia, WP006_2011 // Rettili
As identified by colleague Dr Emmanuele Farris (University of Sassari). A very common lizard seen throughout limestone rubble slopes and outcrops.
A large (Probably 8-10 inches) male
Same individual from the last photo, waited for about 10 minuets for it to come out of its burrow
A tail. First individual, extremely happy about finding one
The Lacertidae are the family of the wall lizards, true lizards, or sometimes simply lacertas, which are native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. The group includes the genus Lacerta, which contains some of the most commonly seen lizard species in Europe. It is a diverse family with hundreds of species in 37 genera.