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    Posted: 31 Aug 2011 at 7:58pm
Hi

Last time, during Smooth snake trip I have found two melanistic specimens of Zootoca vivipara. They were totally black. I have asked some polish herpetologist if the saw this black form of Zootoca, but only one person saw one or two melanistic specimens. I've tried to find some publications about case of melanism in Common lizard, but I've found nothing. Did anyone have similar observations? Do you know some references about this?
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The young are black, but I presume you mean adults.
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Try googling or click here - Field body temperatures, mechanisms of thermoregulation and evolution of thermal characteristics in lacertid lizards..

Just one of a few papers out there that discuss this in more detail. 

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Edited by B Lewis - 01 Sep 2011 at 9:03am
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I've never seen one, but I was sent this picture of a specimen from S. Yorks a few years ago:

(photo by Tink Rothwell).
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there quite common in some areas but i havent seen any there beautiful arent they
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Just saw an adult black lizard looking just like the one in the photo above, Aylesbeare Common, East Devon (along with dozens of 'normal' ones). First one I've seen.
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Originally posted by Caleb Caleb wrote:

I've never seen one, but I was sent this picture of a specimen from S. Yorks a few years ago:

(photo by Tink Rothwell).



wow.   

youre a true RAUK Caleb. similarly to Kevb you dont post as frequently as some of us, but everything you offer is highly potent!

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Thanks, nice to be appreciated.
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hi
I spotted melanistic form last year in Biebrza National Park in NE Poland:

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