Dwarf Lizard

The Atlas Dwarf Lizard (Lacerta andreanskyi) is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family. It is endemic to Morocco. Its natural habitats are temperate shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, rocky areas, and pastureland. More

v • d • eAtlas Dwarf Lizard is part of WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles, an attempt at creating a standardized, informative, comprehensive and easy-to-use amphibians and reptiles resource. More

harbours unique animals such as the Dwarf Lizard, which has a prehensile tail and an adaptation to give birth to live young. The island has one of the highest species densities for some fauna (including reptiles and birds) per 10,000 square kilometres. More

The Dwarf Lizard is like no other lizard in the country. Other lizards lay eggs. But not this one which gives birth to live young, by carrying the eggs in its body, a process known as ovo viviparity. More

Dwarf lizard can has very short legs and a short tail, making it easily distinguished from its counterparts. More

Common names

Dwarf Lizard in English - English
Zwergeidechse in German - Deutsch

Order : Squamata
Family : Lacertidae
Genus : Parvilacerta
Species : Parvilacerta parva
Authority : BOULENGER 1887