Reptiles of
Bosnia-Herzegovina  

 

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Reptile biodiversity of
Bosnia-Herzegovina

excl. introduced, extinct, unconfirmed, and unnamed species
See complete statistics for
families and genera

Families

Endemic
families

Endemism
(families)

Genera

Endemic
genera

Endemism
(genera)

Species

Endemic
species

Endemism
(species)

Species in %
of total
Lizards (Sauria) 4 0 0.0 % 10 0 0.0 % 16 0 0.0 % 45.7 %
Snakes (Serpentes) 3 0 0.0 % 10 0 0.0 % 13 0 0.0 % 37.1 %
Turtles (Testudines) 5 0 0.0 % 6 0 0.0 % 6 0 0.0 % 17.1 %
Total 12 0 0.0 % 26 0 0.0 % 35 0 0.0 % 100.0 %

Checklist
General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable.
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Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

Species
References
 Family Anguidae (Slowworms, etc.)
Genus Anguis (Slowworms)
 
Anguis colchica

Eastern Slowworm

Gvozdik, Jandzik, Lymberakis, Jablonski & Moravec 2010 Pozzi 1966 [as fragilis] Veith 1991a [as fragilis]
 
Anguis fragilis

Western European Slowworm

Gvozdik, Benkovsk, Crottini, Bellati, Moravec, Romano, Sacchi & Jandzik 2013 Mikulicek, Jablonski, Palenik, Gvozdik & Jandzik 2018
Genus Pseudopus (Eurasian Glass Lizard)
 
Pseudopus apodus

Eurasian Glass Lizard

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Obst in Bhme 1981 Veith 1991a
 Family Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)
Genus Hemidactylus (Half-toed Geckos)
 
Hemidactylus turcicus

Turkish Half-toed Gecko

Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Salvador in Bhme 1981 Veith 1991a
 Family Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)
Genus Algyroides (Keeled Lizards)
 
Algyroides nigropunctatus

Blue-throated Keeled Lizard

Arnold & Ovenden 2002 Bischoff in Bhme 1981 Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Pozzi 1966 Veith 1991a
Genus Dalmatolacerta (Sharp-snouted Rock Lizard)
 
Dalmatolacerta oxycephala

Sharp-snouted Rock Lizard

Arnold & Ovenden 2002 Bischoff 1984 Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Veith 1991a
Genus Dinarolacerta (Montenegro Rock Lizards)
 
Dinarolacerta mosorensis

Mosor Rock Lizard

Arnold & Ovenden 2002 Bischoff 1984 Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008 Veith 1991a
Genus Lacerta (Eurasian Green Lizards)
 
Lacerta agilis

Northern Eurasian Sand Lizard

Bischoff 1984a Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Veith 1991a
 
Lacerta bilineata

Western Green Lizard

Marzahn, Mayer, Joger, Ilgaz, Jablonski, Kindler, Kumlutas, Nistri, Schneewiess, Vamberger, Zagar & Fritz 2015 [as "Adriatic lineage"]
 
Lacerta trilineata

Balkan Green Lizard

Arnold & Ovenden 2002 Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Nettmann & Rykena in Bhme 1984 Veith 1991a [as major]
 
Lacerta viridis

Eastern Green Lizard

Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Marzahn, Mayer, Joger, Ilgaz, Jablonski, Kindler, Kumlutas, Nistri, Schneewiess, Vamberger, Zagar & Fritz 2015 Nettmann & Rykena in Bhme 1984 Veith 1991a
Genus Podarcis (Wall Lizards)
 
Podarcis melisellensis

Dalmatian Wall Lizard

Arnold & Ovenden 2002 Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Tiedemann & Henle 1986 Veith 1991a
 
Podarcis muralis

Common European Wall Lizard

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Gruschwitz & Bhme in Bhme (ed.) 1986 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Veith 1991a
 
Podarcis siculus

Italian Wall Lizard

Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Veith 1991a [as serpa]
Genus Zootoca (Viviparous Lizard)
 
Zootoca vivipara

Viviparous Lizard

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Dely & Bhme 1984 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Veith 1991a
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Ablepharus (Eurasian Snake-eyed Skinks)
 
Ablepharus kitaibelii

European Snake-eyed Skink

Ljubisavljevic, Dzukic & Kalezic 2002 Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

Species
References
 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Coronella (Palearctic Smooth Snakes)
 
Coronella austriaca

Northern Smooth Snake

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Engelmann in Bhme (ed.) 1993 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Veith 1991b
Genus Dolichophis (Greater Whip Snakes)
 
Dolichophis caspius

Caspian Whip Snake

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Szczerbak & Bhme in Bhme (ed.) 1993
Genus Elaphe (Palearctic-Oriental Rat Snakes)
 
Elaphe quatuorlineata

Western Four-lined Rat Snake

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Bhme & Szczerbak in Bhme (ed.) 1993 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Schulz 1996 Veith 1991b
Genus Hierophis (Eurasian Whip Snakes)
 
Hierophis gemonensis

Balkan Whip Snake

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Henle 1993 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Veith 1991b
Genus Natrix (Eurasian Keelbacks)
 
Natrix natrix

Common European Grass Snake

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Kabisch in Bhme (ed.) 1999 Kindler, Bhme, Corti, Gvozdik, Jablonski, Jandzik, Metallinou, Sirok & Fritz 2013 Veith 1991b
 
Natrix tessellata

Dice Snake

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Jelic & Lelo 2011 Veith 1991b
Genus Platyceps (Flat-headed Whip Snakes)
 
Platyceps najadum

European Slender Whip Snake

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Darevsky & Szczerbak in Bhme (ed.) 1993 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Veith 1991b
Genus Telescopus (Cat Snakes & Tiger Snakes)
 
Telescopus fallax

European Cat Snake

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Grillitsch & Grillitsch in Bhme (ed.) 1999 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Veith 1991b [as Tarbophis vivax]
Genus Zamenis (Western Palearctic Rat Snakes)
 
Zamenis situla

Leopard Snake

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Obst, Szczerbak & Bhme in Bhme (ed.) 1993 Veith 1991b [as Coluber leopardinus]
 Family Lamprophiidae (House Snakes, etc.)
Genus Malpolon (Montpellier Snakes)
 
Malpolon insignitus

Eastern Montpellier Snake

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Haan in Bhme 1999 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Veith 1991b [as monspessulana]
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Vipera (Typical Vipers or Adders)
 
Vipera ammodytes

European Nose-horned Viper

Arnold & Ovenden 2002 Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Heckes, Gruber & Stmpel in Joger & Stmpel 2005 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Jelic, Ajtic, Sterijovski, Crnobrnja-Isailovic, Lelo & Tomovic 2013 McDiarmid, Campbell & Tour 1999 Ursenbacher, Schweiger, Tomovic, Crnobrnja-Isailovic, Fumagalli & Mayer 2008 Veith 1991b
 
Vipera berus

Northern Eurasian Viper

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 David & Vogel 2010 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Nilson, Andrn & Vlkl in Joger & Stmpel 2005 Pozzi 1966 Veith 1991b
 
Vipera ursinii

Meadow and Karst Vipers

Arnold & Ovenden 2002 Brelih & Dzukic 1974 David & Ineich 1999 David & Vogel 2010 Dely & Joger in Joger & Stmpel 2005 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Jelic, Ajtic, Sterijovski, Crnobrnja-Isailovic, Lelo & Tomovic 2013 Nilson & Andrn 2001 Veith 1991b Venchi & Sindaco 2007

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

Species
References
 Family Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Genus Caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)
 
Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Gramentz in Fritz (ed.) 2005a Veith 1991a
Genus Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
 
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Veith 1991a
 Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Genus Dermochelys (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
 
Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Veith 1991a
 Family Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)
Genus Emys (European Pond Turtles)
 
Emys orbicularis

Common European Pond Turtle

Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Fritz in Fritz (ed.) 2001 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Veith 1991a
 Family Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)
Genus Mauremys (Stripe-necked Turtles)
 
Mauremys rivulata

Balkan Pond Turtle

Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Mantziou & Rifai 2014 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Veith 1991a
 Family Testudinidae (Tortoises)
Genus Testudo (Palearctic Tortoises)
 
Testudo hermanni

Greek Tortoise

Bertolero, Cheylan, Hailey, Livoreil & Willemsen 2011 Brelih & Dzukic 1974 Cheylan in Fritz (ed.) 2001 Jablonski, Jandzik & Gvozdk 2012 Ljubisavljevic, Dzukic, Vukov & Kalezic 2014 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Veith 1991a [as graeca]