Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group (SARG) 

Wall Lizard Colonies: Folkestone

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Folkestone
(Kent)

 

Closest Town:

FOLKESTONE (2.2 km)

 

Introduction date:

Circa 2004, although earlier reports of 'green lizards'.

Site Name:

Folkestone

 

Source of introduction:

Unknown - but believed to have been abandoned by the pet trade as surplus stock.

Site Access:

Public

 

Colony Status:

Extant

Relative population estimate:

180

 

Extirpation date:

N/a

 
History:

This colony was reported by a RAUK member who regularly caught the lizards whilst holidaying at a local caravan site. The existence of these lizards are thought to be the likely cause of occasional Sand lizard reports from 'the Warren' cliff area.

 
Ecological impact:

Not assessed

 
Habitat:

Heavily scrubbed grassy sea cliffs.

Habitat at Folkestone
Habitat at Folkestone
Habitat at Folkestone
Habitat at Folkestone
 
Morphology:

Green-backed form, probably of Italian origin.

Morph at Folkestone
Morph at Folkestone
© Robert Knight
© Robert Knight
 
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