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Shared by : Bharat Adhikari (Nepal)
Habitat : Italy, Aeolian Islands
Status : Critically Endangered
Introduction
The species is endemic to Italy. These species live in suitable habitats present on the volcanic islands: rocks, macchia, shrublands. They are egg-laying species. The overall population of P. raffonei is around one thousand specimens distributed on a surface not bigger than 20,000 m2 (.008 mi2). It is believed that once this rare lizard inhabited a larger area, but the competition with the very common Italian wall lizard, introduced by man, reduced its distribution to a smaller area. Its Area of Occupancy is less than 10km2.
Habitat
It is mainly found in Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation and rocky shores.
Threats
Introduction of alien species and collection of these reptiles.

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