The Anatolian Rock Lizard (Anatololacerta anatolica) is a lizard in the Lacertidae family. It is a lacertid.
The Anatolian Rock Lizard has a dark olive-brown, long, slender, flattened body with variable markings. It has a series of dorsal-lateral (back and sides) spots which forms a line along its body. Its underparts are pale.
It grows to about 7-8 centimetres (3 inches) in length, excluding its tail. Its tail is about 16 centimetres (6 inches) long.
It is commonly found in Turkey and Georgia. It prefers temperate forests and rocky areas, cliffs, boulders, and drystone walls.
The female Anatolian Rock Lizard lays 3-8 eggs.
Location of photograph: Tbilisi, Georgia
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM