Podarcis bocagei lives in the same area as its closest relative, Podarcis guadarramae - but Bocage's Wall Lizard has occupied another ecological niche: it is more ground-dwelling as the latter one and more tolerant to cool climate. Instead of living on rocks, it can frequently be found in dune areas at the Atlantic coast or on meadows. A perfect example for species differentiation.
Podarcis bocagei occurs in north-western Iberia from the Cantabrian Mountains and Galicia to Portugal (to the Duoro River).
Bocage's Wall Lizard may co-occur with the following species: