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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (Compilation date: 14th April, 2023).

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 or controversial.
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Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

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

Eastern Slowworm

Anonymous 2005 [as A. fragilis] Gvozdik, Harca, Hanova, Jablonski, Pupins, Ceirans & Paasikunnas 2021 Kauri 1946 [as A. fragilis] Talvi 1992 [as A. fragilis]
 Family Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)
Genus Lacerta (Eurasian Green Lizards)
Lacerta agilis

Northern Eurasian Sand Lizard

Anonymous 2005 Bischoff in Boehme (ed.) 1984 Kauri 1946 Talvi 1992
Genus Zootoca (Eurasian Forest Lizards)
Zootoca vivipara

Viviparous Lizard

Anonymous 2005 Kauri 1946 Masing 1957 Talvi 1992

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

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

Northern Smooth Snake

Anonymous 2005 Engelmann in Boehme (ed.) 1993 Geniez 2018
Genus Natrix (Eurasian Keelbacks)
Natrix natrix

Common European Grass Snake

Anonymous 2005 Geniez 2018 Kauri 1946 Talvi 1992
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Vipera (Typical Vipers or Adders)
Vipera berus

Northern Eurasian Viper

Anonymous 2005 David & Ineich 1999 Geniez 2018 Kauri 1946 Masing 1957 Talvi 1992

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)
Genus Emys (European Pond Turtles)
Emys orbicularis

Common European Pond Turtle

Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Talvi 1992