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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

Gvozdik, Benkovsky, Crottini, Bellati, Moravec, Romano, Sacchi & Jandzik 2013 Gvozdik, Jandzik, Lymberakis, Jablonski & Moravec 2010 Jablonski, Najbar, Grochowalska, Gvozdik & Strzala 2017 Mikulicek, Jablonski, Palenik, Gvozdik & Jandzik 2018 Sindaco, Venchi & Grieco 2013 Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok & Voort 2016 Wojdan 1994 [as A. fragilis]
Anguis fragilis

Western European Slowworm

Jablonski, Najbar, Grochowalska, Gvozdik & Strzala 2017
 Family Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)
Genus Lacerta (Eurasian Green Lizards)
Lacerta agilis

Northern Eurasian Sand Lizard

Bischoff in Boehme (ed.) 1984 Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008 Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok & Voort 2016
Genus Podarcis (Wall Lizards)
Podarcis muralis

Common European Wall Lizard

Wirga & Majtyka 2013
Genus Zootoca (Eurasian Forest Lizards)
Zootoca vivipara

Viviparous Lizard

Dely & Boehme in Boehme (ed.) 1984 Surget-Groba, Heulin, Guillaume, Thorpe, Kupriyanova, Vogrin, Maslak, Mazzotti, Venczel, Ghira, Odierna, Leontyeva, Monney & Smith 2001

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

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

Northern Smooth Snake

Engelmann in Boehme (ed.) 1993 Geniez 2018 Jablonski, Nagy, Avci, Olgun, Kukushkin, Safaei-Mahroo & Jandzik 2019 Najbar 1997
Genus Natrix (Eurasian Keelbacks)
Natrix natrix

Common European Grass Snake

Geniez 2018 Kabisch in Boehme (ed.) 1999 Kindler, Boehme, Corti, Gvozdik, Jablonski, Jandzik, Metallinou, Siroky & Fritz 2013 Steward 1971
Natrix tessellata

Dice Snake

Gruber 1989 Vlcek, Najbar & Jablonski 2010
Genus Zamenis (Western Palearctic Rat Snakes)
Zamenis longissimus

Common Aesculapian Snake

Boehme in Boehme (ed.) 1993 Schulz 1996 Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok & Voort 2016
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Vipera (Typical Vipers or Adders)
Vipera berus

Northern Eurasian Viper

David & Ineich 1999 Geniez 2018 Gruber 1989 Nilson, Andren & Voelkl in Joger & Stumpel 2005

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

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

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Gramentz in Fritz (ed.) 2005
 Family Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)
Genus Emys (European Pond Turtles)
Emys orbicularis

Common European Pond Turtle

Fritz in Fritz (ed.) 2001 King & Burke 1989 Mitrus 2006 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2021