Stock Photo - Madeira lizard, Teira dugesii. Is the sole flightless vertebrate endemic to the Madeira Archipelago, although it had been introduced to some islands of the Azores and the Iberian Peninsula. is very common on the island of Madeira where it is the only small lizard, ranging from sea coasts to altitudes of 1,850 metres (6,070 ft). It is usually found in rocky places or among scrub and may climb into trees. It is also found in gardens and on the walls of buildings. feeds on small invertebrates such as ants and also eats some vegetable matter. has been accidentally introduced to Lisbon Harbour - an urban and busy area in between of motorways, car parks and railway tracks. Although this may be not the most suitable lizard habitat, the population seems to be robust. Meanwhile, it has even succesfully crossed the adjoining motorway and expanded to a nearby city garden. Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Stock Photo: Madeira lizard, Teira dugesii. Is the sole flightless vertebrate endemic to the Madeira Archipelago, although it had been introduced to some islands of the.

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