Reptiles of
Wales  [United Kingdom]

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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 fragilis

Western European Slowworm

Arnold 1995 Dely in Boehme (ed.) 1981 Frazer 1983 Spencer 1983 Taylor 1963
 Family Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)
Genus Lacerta (Eurasian Green Lizards)
Lacerta agilis

Northern Eurasian Sand Lizard

Bischoff in Boehme (ed.) 1984 Frazer 1983
Genus Zootoca (Eurasian Forest Lizards)
Zootoca vivipara

Viviparous Lizard

Arnold 1995 Dely & Boehme in Boehme (ed.) 1984 Frazer 1983 Taylor 1963

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Natrix (Eurasian Keelbacks)
Natrix helvetica

Barred Grass Snake

Arnold 1995 [as natrix] Frazer 1983 [as natrix] Kabisch in Boehme (ed.) 1999 [as natrix] Spencer 1983 [as natrix] Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok & Voort 2016 Taylor 1963 [as natrix]
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Vipera (Typical Vipers or Adders)
Vipera berus

Northern Eurasian Viper

Arnold 1995 Frazer 1983 Nilson, Andren & Voelkl in Joger & Stumpel 2005 Taylor 1963

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
Genus Lepidochelys (Ridley Sea Turtles)
Lepidochelys kempii

Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle

Gramentz & Fritz in Fritz (ed.) 2005 Zwinenberg 1977
 Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Genus Dermochelys (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Frazier, Gramentz & Fritz in Fritz (ed.) 2005 King 2006