List of reptiles of Great Britain


Ten or eleven species of reptiles occur in Great Britain: three[1] snakes and three lizards, which were established at the time of the last ice age. Additionally, Britain has a number of introduced species which have become naturalized in their new environments such as tortoises.

Sea turtles have been recorded as coastal vagrants and the red-eared terrapin occurs as an introduced species.



Sea turtles

Introduced species


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  3. ^ Rhodin 2011, p. 000.174
  4. ^ Rhodin 2011, p. 000.172
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  6. ^ a b Wildlife of Britain The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley. 2011. p. 168. ISBN 9781405367097.
  7. ^ Rhodin 2011, p. 000.183
  8. ^ "Terrapin". Canal & River Trust. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Common Wall Lizard". Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group (SARG). Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  10. ^ Amphibians and Reptiles. HarperCollins. 2000. ISBN 9780002200837.
  11. ^ "Wild snake caught on film in north Wales". BBC. 16 May 2006.
  12. ^ Loeb, Josh (2 September 2010). "Feature: "The Camden Creature" - An amphibian and reptile trust says our waterways are alive with some exotic creatures". Islington Tribune. Archived from the original on 5 September 2010.

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