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List of reptiles of Great Britain


Nine or ten species of reptiles occur in Great Britain: three snakes and three lizards which were established at the time of the last ice age and, one terrapin, one snake and two or three lizards which have become established since then due to human agency (naturalized). All of these species are now free living, and self supporting in terms of breeding without further human involvement.

Sea turtles have been recorded as coastal vagrants and the red-eared terrapin occurs as an introduced species.





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  2. ^ Rhodin 2011, p. 000.183
  3. ^ Rhodin 2011, p. 000.174
  4. ^ Rhodin 2011, p. 000.172
  5. ^ a b c Inns, Howard (2009) Britain's Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildguides.
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  • [1] Wilkinson, J.W., Baker, J. and Foster, J. Priorities for Non-Native Amphibians and Reptiles in the UK. ARC Research Report 11/02.

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