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Four Cases of Complete Melanistic Italian Wall Lizard [Podarcis siculus (Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810)] in Southern Italy and Sicily Island

Vincenzo Reina, Filippo Spadola, Manuel Morici, Paola Sgroi, Antonino Marcianò

Abstract


In this short note are described some reports of a complete melanism in four Italian Wall Lizards (Podarcis siculus), recorded in Southern Italy and in Sicily Island. Moreover is shortly described the literature of the countless sightings of melanism in the genus Podarcis.

Keywords


Podarcis siculus; Italian wall lizard; melanism; Southern Italy; Sicily; Italy

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