Podarcis vaucheri is widespread in Northern Africa and Andalucia and frequently the only Wall Lizard in this area. Anyhow, sometimes it may be a confusing species: In literature, it is often described as a lizard with green backs and grey heads. This seems to apply only for some populations, indeed. But actually, this species is quite variable in pattern. In particular in eastern Andalucia there are populations with no green colours at all. These lizards just don't care what they are expected to be.
As a generalist, this well climbing lizard populates a wide range of habitats. It occurs from sea level (Cádiz) to over 2000 m (Sierra Nevada Ski Ressort).
Podarcis vaucheri is a robust big-headed Iberian Wall Lizard with pointed snouts which makes the head shape appear "triangular". It frequently shows a broad dark lateral stripe but no vertebral line. It has contact zones with the following species: