Balearic Islands, the Cabrera Archipelago
Length (from tip of nose to tip of tail) 20.4 cm-22.4cm
Uknown; populations declining
Cabrera archipelago and coastal islets of Menorca and Malorca
Balearic Islands, Spain Cabrera, Balearic Islands, Spain
Meet a plant's best friend. Lilford wall lizard is more than a little partial to plants it consumes over 70 plant species. And plants have reason to like the lizard in return. After all, it functions as an efficient seed dispersal system. Research suggests that this particular wall lizard may even act as a pollinator, When it comes to its own progeny, the female lizard hedges its bets by laying several small clutches of one or two eggs. But this unusual reproductive strategy is not enough to assure the species' survival. Habitat loss and predation—especially by introduced animals—threaten to end a beautiful friendship.