Reptiles introduced to


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Introduced species(confirmed and presumed introductions, incl. both surviving and extirpated populations, excl. unpublished records)


Lizards (Sauria)

Podarcis siculus

Italian Wall Lizard

Grossenbacher & Brand 1986 Henle & Klaver in Böhme (ed.) 1986 Meyer, Zumbach, Schmidt & Monney 2009
Snakes (Serpentes)

Natrix natrix

Common European Grass Snake

Dubey, Ursenbacher, Schuerch, Golay, Aubert & Dufresnes 2017 [introduction of N. n. persa]
Turtles (Testudines)

Trachemys scripta

Common Slider

Bringsøe in Fritz (ed.) 2001 Meyer, Zumbach, Schmidt & Monney 2009 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017