UK Reptile Species

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Includes animals within the families:
Anguidae, Lacertidae
  • Slow worm - Anguis fragilis (Summary) Blind-worm, Orvet (French), Blindschleiche (German). (Image)
  • Sand lizard - Lacerta agilis (Summary) Sand-lizard, Lacerta agilis agilis, Lézard des souches (French), Zauneidechse (German). (Image)
  • Viviparous lizard - Lacerta vivipara (Summary) Common lizard, Lézard vivipare (French), Waldeidechse (German).

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Includes animals within the families:

Colubridae, Viperidae

  • Smooth snake - Coronella austriaca (Summary) Couleuvre lisse (French), Glattnatter (German). (Image)
  • Grass snake - Natrix natrix (Summary) Ringed snake, Grass-snake, Natrix natrix helvetica, Tropidonotus natrix, Couleuvre a collier, Ringelnatter. (Image)
  • Common viper - Vipera berus (Summary) Vipera berus berus, Adder, Northern viper, Vipere (French), Kreuzotter (German). (Image)

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Turtles, Terrapins

Includes animals within the families:
Cheloniidae, Dermochelyidae, Emydidae
  • Loggerhead turtle - Caretta caretta (Link) Caretta caretta caretta Atlantic loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta gigas - Pacific loggerhead turtle.
  • Common green turtle - Chelonia mydas (Link) Green turtle, Edible turtle, Atlantic green turtle Chelonia mydas mydas, Pacific green turtle Chelonia mydas agassizi.
  • Leatherback turtle - Dermochelys coriacea (Link) Leathery turtle, Luth, Atlantic leatherback turtle - Dermochelys coriacea coriacea, Pacific leatherback turtle - Dermochelys coriacea coriacea.
  • Kemp's Ridley turtle - Lepidochelys kempii (Link) Atlantic Ridley, Kemp's loggerhead.
  • Red-eared slider - Trachemys scripta (Link) Chrysemys scripta, Pond slider, Red-eared terrapin, Chrysemys scripta elegans - Red-eared slider, Chrysemys scripta scripta - Yellow-bellied slider, Chrysemys scripta troosti - Cumberland slider, Chrysemys scripta gaigeae - Big Bend slider.

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