REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS OF THE UK

Sea Turtles of the World


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SNAKES

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

Distribution

Barred Grass Snake 

Natrix helvetica (Split from Natrix natrix)

 

Common European Adder

Vipera berus

 

Smooth Snake

Coronella austriaca

 

Aesculapian Snake
INTRODUCED  

Zamenis longissimus

 

Grass Snake
INTRODUCED

Natrix natrix

 


LIZARDS

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

Distribution

Common (or Viviparous) Lizard 

Zootoca vivipara

 

Sand Lizard

Lacerta agilis

 

Common Slowworm

Anguis fragilis

 

Common European Wall Lizard
INTRODUCED

Podarcis muralis 

 

Western Green Lizard
INTRODUCED

 Lacerta bilineata

 

 

FRESHWATER TURTLES & TERRAPINS

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

Distribution

European Pond Turtle
INTRODUCED

 Emys orbicularis orbicularis

This subspecies occurs in Europe (reintroduced into Sweden and UK)

Red-eared Slider - INTRODUCED
(May not be established)

Trachemys scripta elegans

(From USA, introduced into many countries)


SEA TURTLES

Note that although Sea Turtles may stray into, or spend time in cooler water, the females must return to warmer climates to lay their eggs.

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

Distribution

Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta caretta

Atlantic Ocean

Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas mydas

Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata imbricata

 Atlantic Ocean

Kemp's Ridley Turtle

Lepidochelys kempii

North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico (North of Equator)

Leathery or Luth Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

Worldwide including AUSTRALIA (All States)


FROGS AND TOADS

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COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

Distribution

Common Frog

Rana temporaria

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Pool Frog

Pelophylax lessonae

 

Common Toad

Bufo bufo

 

Natterjack Toad

Epidalea (was Bufo) calamita

 

Midwife Toad
INTRODUCED

Alytes obstetricans

 

African Clawed Toad
INTRODUCED

Xenopus laevis

 

European Tree Frog
INTRODUCED

Hyla arborea

 

Marsh Frog
INTRODUCED

Rana ridibunda (=Pelophylax ridibundus)

 

Edible Frog
INTRODUCED

Rana esculenta (=Pelophylax esculentus)

 

Yellow-bellied Toad
INTRODUCED

 Bombina variegata

 

American Bullfrog
INTRODUCED
(May not be established)

Rana catesbeiana

 

NEWTS

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

Distribution

Smooth Newt

Lissotriton vulgaris

 

Palmate Newt

Lissotriton helveticus

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Great Crested Newt

Triturus cristatus

 

Alpine Newt
INTRODUCED

Triturus alpestris

 

Italian Crested Newt
INTRODUCED

Triturus  carnifex

 


LINKS OF INTEREST

British Herpetological Society

List of reptiles of Great Britain
Wikipedia

National Amphibian & Reptile Recording Scheme
NARRS

AMPHIBIAN ID GUIDE 
NARRS

 REPTILE ID GUIDE
NARRS

 Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
ARC

Status of British Reptile and Amphibian Species
BTO

Amphibian and Reptile 
Groups of the UK

ARG UK

INTRODUCED REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS IN THE UK

OTHER LINKS

Sea Turtles of the World

Reptiles &
Amphibians
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Sea Turtles
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