South-west Ukraine, CrimeaPeninsula, eastern and southern Romania, south-east Hungary, Macedonia, Bulgaria, mainland Greece, the Ionian Islands, Thassos, western Turkey (Thrace and north western Anatolia), Albania and southern Moldova.
Habitat and Ecology
Podarcis tauricus is largely a terrestrial lizard inhabiting open areas of grassland such as steppe, meadows and field edges, also in olive groves, traditional farm land, rural gardens, sand dunes with sparse vegetation and occasionally in open scrub.
Females lay two clutches, of between two and ten eggs each, in a year.
Three subspecies are recognised
- Podarcis tauricus tauricus
- Podarcis tauricus ionicus
- Podarcis tauricus thasopulae
Very common lizard in the Danube Delta area..