Balken green lizard

Balken green lizard

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Balken green lizard, Lacerta trilineata, found in S. E. Europe, this picture is of a captive specimen. Lacertids, unlike other lizard families, have no dorsal crests or dewlaps, and there are no other movable skin appendages. They can discard their tails when attacked, the neuromuscular system in this piece continues to function for a while; its twisting movements draws the attention of the attacker giving the lizard time to get away. A cartilaginous tail piece grows in its place, this cannot be discarded and is often considerably shorter than the original.

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Keywords: animal, balkan green, balken green lizard, lacerta trilineata, lizard, nature, reptile, reptilia, type, wildlife, zoology

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