Evolution is a nerd, obviously: for human eyes, Iberolacerta galani may look exactly the same as Iberolacerta monticola; morphological differences between both species have only been unveiled by the art of statistics. However, without doubt, Galan's Rock Lizard is a beautiful Lacertid with green basic colour, heavy black reticulation and several blue ocelli: (statistically), it even seems to show more ocelli than any other Iberian Rock Lizard.
This species has chosen one of Iberia's most remote and most beautiful habitats: The mountain chains of the Montes de Léon, a landscape with a rough, almost Scotland-like charm. Here, it can be found on rocks and boulders above 1300 meters. Like Iberolacerta monticola, it can occur in good densities and may be easy to observe.
Within its range, it may co-occur with the following species: