Describes how the European Wall Lizard was introduced to B.C., its distribution, habitats, diets and population structure. The document details the study methods used in the project. Conclusions indicate no unusual features of these populations were found compared to studies done elsewhere. This species is clearly capable of reaching very high population densities, although no data on actual rates of population increase is available. Despite its ability to populate a newly colonized area, the low vagility of this species may make it a poor colonizer in general. In the study area, a probable factor slowing the rate of spread of these lizards is the apparently
inhospitable forest habitat that predominates in the area.
Allan, Michael, Patrick T. Gregory, Christopher J. Prelypchan. 1993. The Ecology of Introduced Common Wall Lizards (Podarcis muralis) in Saanich, Vancouver Island. Ministry of Environment
Topic: Alien (Invasive) Species
Keywords: invasive species, alien species, british columbia, bc, saanich peninsula, reptile, introduced species
Scientific Name: Podarcis muralis
English Name: European Wall Lizard
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