Southern Italy, Sicily (including Mal di Ventre, San Pietro, San Antioco, Tavolara, Asinara and Maddalena), Aeolian Islands and Pontine islands. Introduced in Menorca, Bonifacio (Corsica), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Ile La Galite (Tunisia), Sardinia and Lampedusa (Italy), Nijmegen (The Netherlands), San Pedro (USA / California) and Marmara (Turkey).

Subspecies:

Podarcis siculus siculus  (RAFINESQUE-SCHMALTZ, 1810)

Synonyms:

Podarcis sicula cettii  CARA 1872

Podarcis sicula ragusae  WETTSTEIN 1931

Lacerta sicula ventotenensis  TADDEI, 1949

Podarcis siculus hieroglyphicus   (BERTHOLD, 1840)


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Rafinesque-Schmaltz, C.S. (1810) -  Description of Lacerta bilineata chloronota and Podarcis siculus siculus.  -  In: Caratteri di alcuni nuovi generi e nuove specie di animali e plante della Sicilia. Sanfilippo, Palermo, 105 pp.   

  • Podnar, M. & Mayer, W. & Tvrtkovic, N. (2005) -  Phylogeography of the Italian wall lizard, Podarcis sicula, as revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences. -  Molecular Ecology, 14: 575-588.