Viviparous Lizard is widespread in most of Europe and most of northern Asia.
The countries of occurrence are Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China (northeast), Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom.
The Viviparous Lizard is common in most of its range. Local declines are recorded in Italy, the Netherlands, United Kingdom etc. The current global population trend is unclear.
The main threat is habitat loss mainly due to agricultural intensification and urbanization.
■ Listed in Appendix III of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a protected fauna species.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Reptilia – reptiles
■ Order Squamata – scaled reptiles
■ Family Lacertidae – wall lizards
■ Species Zootoca vivipara – Viviparous Lizard