List of European reptiles


List of European reptiles

This is a list of European reptiles. It includes all reptiles currently found in Europe. It does not include species found only in captivity or extinct in Europe, except where there is some doubt about this, nor does it currently include species introduced in recent decades. Each species is listed, with its binomial name and notes on its distribution where this is limited.

Turtles

*Green turtle "Chelonia mydas" (Western Europe as migrant)
*Leatherback turtle "Dermochelys coriacea"
*European pond terrapin "Emys orbicularis"
*Red-eared slider "Trachemys scripta" (non-native)
*Caspian turtle "Mauremys caspica" (Southern Europe)
*Herman's tortoise "Eurotestudo hermanni" (Southern Europe)
*Horsfield's tortoise "Testudo horsfieldi" (Russia)
*Spur-thighed tortoise "Testudo graeca" (Southern Europe)
*Marginated Tortoise "Testudo marginata" (Southern Europe)


=Snakes and lizards=

Lizards

*European Snake-eyed Skink "Ablepharus kitaibelii" (south-eastern Europe)
*Red-tailed Spiny-footed Lizard "Acanthodactylus erythrurus" (Africa and Southern Europe)
*Caucasian agama "Agama caucasica" (Ukraine and Russia)
*Agama "Agama stellio" (Greek islands)
*Greek algyroides "Algyroides moreoticus" (Greek islands)
*Dalmatian algyroides "Algyroides nigropunctatus" (south-eastern Europe)
*Slow-worm "Anguis fragilis"
*Ocellated skink "Chalcides ocellatus" (Greece, Sicily and Sardinia)
*Mediterranean chameleon "Chamaeleo chamaeleon" (southern Europe)
*Kotschy's naked-toed gecko "Cyrtodactylus kotschyi" (southern Europe)
*Steppe racer "Eremias arguta" (south-eastern Europe and Russia)
*Slender racer "Eremias velox" (southern Russia)
*La Gomera Giant Lizard "Gallotia bravoana" (Canary Islands)
*Boettger's Lizard "Gallotia caesaris" (Canary Islands, Madeira)
*Tenerife Lizard "Gallotia galloti" (Canary Islands)
*Tenerife Speckled Lizard "Gallotia intermedia" (Canary Islands)
*El Hierro Giant Lizard "Gallotia simonyi" (Canary Islands)
*Mediterranean House Gecko "Hemidactylus turcicus" (southern Europe)
*Sand lizard "Lacerta agilis"
*Madeira wall lizard "Lacerta dugesii" (Madeira)
*Greek Rock Lizard "Lacerta graeca" (Greece)
*Ocellated lizard "Lacerta lepida" (south-western Europe)
*Mosor rock lizard "Lacerta mosorensis" (Balkans)
*Balkan green lizard "Lacerta trilineata" (south-eastern Europe)
*European green lizard "Lacerta viridis"
*Viviparous lizard "Lacerta vivipara"
*European glass lizard "Ophisaurus apodus" (south-eastern Europe)
*Snake-eyed Lizard "Ophisops elegans" (Mediterranean and Central Asia
*European toad-headed agama "Phrynocephalus helioscopus" (Ukraine and Russia)
*Erhard's wall lizard "Podarcis erdhardii" (south-eastern Europe)
*Iberian wall lizard "Podarcis hispanica"(Iberian peninsula, France, northwestern Africa
*Skyros Wall Lizard "Podarcis gaigeae" (Greece)
*Lilford's Wall Lizard "Podarcis lilfordi" (Spain)
*Dalmatian Wall Lizard "Podarcis melisellensis" (Balkans)
*Milos wall lizard "Podarcis milensis" (Greece)
*Wall lizard "Podarcis muralis"
*Sharp-snouted rock lizard "Podarcis oxycephala" (Balkans)
*Peloponnese Wall Lizard "Podarcis peloponnesiaca" (Peloponnese)
*Aeolian Wall Lizard "Podarcis raffonei" (Italy)
*Italian wall lizard "Podarcis sicula" (Italy and south-eastern Europe, introduced to Spain)
*Balkan wall lizard "Podarcis taurica" (south-eastern Europe and Russia)
*Sicilian Wall Lizard "Podarcis wagleriana" (Italy)
*Large psammodromus "Psammodromus algirus" (France, Spain and Portugal)
*Spanish psammodromus "Psammodromus hispanicus" (Spain and France)
*Moorish gecko "Tarentola mauritanica" (southern Europe)

Snakes

*Large whip snake "Coluber jugularis" (south-eastern Europe)
*Western whip snake "Coluber viridiflavus" (south-western Europe, Italy, Switzerland and Slovenia)
*False Smooth Snakes "Macroprotodon brevis" and "Macroprotodon cucullatus" (Iberian peninsula)
*Smooth snake "Coronella austriaca"
*Aesculapian snake "Elaphe longissima"
*Four-lined snake "Elaphe quatuorlineata" (south-eastern Europe)
*Leopard snake "Elaphe situla" (southern Europe)
*Sand boa "Eryx jaculus" (south-eastern Europe)
*Balkan whip snake "Hierophis gemonensis" (south-eastern Europe)
*Coin snake, "Hemorrhois nummifer" (has been mentioned from European Turkey but actual presence in Europe remains unconfirmed and demands substantiation)
*Blunt-nosed viper "Macrovipera lebetina" (Cyprus, southern Russia)
*Milos viper "Macrovipera schweizeri" (Islands of Milos, Kimolos, Polyaigos, Sifnos)
*Montpellier snake "Malpolon monspessulanus" (southern Europe)
*Grass snake "Natrix natrix"
*Natrix maura "Natrix maura"
*Dice snake "Natrix tessellata"
*Dahl's whip snake "Platyceps najadum" (south-eastern Europe)
*European cat snake "Telescopus fallax" (south-eastern Europe)
*Worm snake "Typhlops vermicularis" (south-eastern Europe)
*Nose-horned viper "Vipera ammodytes" (south-eastern Europe, Hungary and Austria)
*Asp viper "Vipera aspis" (south-western Europe, Italy and Switzerland)
*European adder "Vipera berus"
*Lataste's viper "Vipera latastei" (Iberia)
*Nikolsky's adder "Vipera nikolskii" (Ukraine)
*Vipera renardi "Vipera renardi" (Russia)
*Seoane's viper "Vipera seoanei" (Iberia)
*Orsini's viper, Meadow viper "Vipera ursinii" (south-eastern France, central Italy, west Balkans, northern Greece, Hungary, Romania)
*Ottoman viper "Vipera xanthina" (Greece)
*Italian Aesculapian Snake "Zamenis lineatus" (Italy)

ee also

*List of European amphibians
*List of European birds
*List of European fish
*List of European insects
*List of European mammals
*List of extinct animals of Europe


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