Zootoca vivipara

Common name: the Viviparous Lizard

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Size: up to 120 mm

Description: upperside varies from brown and olive-brown to black, females have dark stripes on flanks and a pattern of dark and light spots on the back; throat is white; underside orange or yellow

Habitat: grassland, meadows, humid scrubland, hedgerows, open woodland, woodland edges and rural gardens

Activity: diurnal

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: viviparous

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