The GREEN LIZARD is the largest lizard in Hungary. Males brilliant emerald green with black speckles. Back of females usually mottled, with a light green mid-dorsal band bordered by creamy white lines two-three scales wide. Belly and underside of legs bright yellow in males, pale yellow or greenish in females. Throat of males bright blue during breeding season, fading later. Throat of females usually off-white with black speckles. Juveniles differ in colouration from adults: ground colour brown, with dark blotches along the middle of the back, often bordered by two creamy white lines, and with a row of light pearly dots on each side of body and an off-white belly.
Distibution map by our National Herpetological Mapping Program: