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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

Sparreboom (ed.) 1981
 Family Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)
Genus Lacerta (Eurasian Green Lizards)
Lacerta agilis

Northern Eurasian Sand Lizard

Bischoff in Boehme (ed.) 1984 Sparreboom (ed.) 1981
Genus Podarcis (Wall Lizards)
Podarcis muralis

Common European Wall Lizard

Gruschwitz & Boehme in Boehme (ed.) 1986 Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008 Sparreboom (ed.) 1981 Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok & Voort 2016
Genus Zootoca (Eurasian Forest Lizards)
Zootoca vivipara

Viviparous Lizard

Bauwens 1981 Dely & Boehme in Boehme (ed.) 1984 Sparreboom (ed.) 1981 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 Sparreboom (ed.) 1981
Genus Natrix (Eurasian Keelbacks)
Natrix helvetica

Barred Grass Snake

Arnold & Ovenden 2002 Geniez 2018 Kabisch in Boehme (ed.) 1999 [as natrix] Sparreboom (ed.) 1981 [as natrix]
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Vipera (Typical Vipers or Adders)
Vipera berus

Northern Eurasian Viper

Geniez 2018 Honegger 1981 Nilson, Andren & Voelkl in Joger & Stumpel 2005 Sparreboom (ed.) 1981

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 Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

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

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Frazier, Gramentz & Fritz in Fritz (ed.) 2005 King & Burke 1989
 Family Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)
Genus Emys (European Pond Turtles)
Emys orbicularis

Common European Pond Turtle

King & Burke 1989 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2021 Sparreboom (ed.) 1981