Spotted lizard

An endemic reptile living in the cliffs of Teno Country Park

The spotted lizard (Gallotia intermedia) is an endangered endemic species in Tenerife. It can mostly be seen on the cliffs of Teno Country Park in the north-west of the Island, which is where it was discovered in 1995. These large lizards measure 45 to 75 cm (17.7 to 29.5 inches) and their colouring is dark brown to black with small yellow or blue spots which give it its name. Although today they are few in number, there is archaeological evidence to suggest that the spotted lizard has populated the Island since before mankind.