List of reptiles of Ireland

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Green sea turtle
Hawksbill turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle

There is only one land reptile species native to Ireland, the viviparous or common lizard. It appears to have a widespread distribution across the entire island with coastal, bogland and mountainous areas showing highest numbers of sightings.

Five marine turtle species appear regularly off the west coast but do not come ashore. All are endangered, some critically. [1]. The pond turtle is introduced.

Subclass: Diapsida[edit]

Infraclass: Lepidosauromorpha[edit]

Superorder: Lepidosauria[edit]

Order: Squamata (lizards, snakes)[edit]

Subclass: Anapsida[edit]

Order: Testudines (turtles)[edit]


  1. ^ Lizard Survey 2009 - Irish Wildlife Trust
  2. ^ McGabhan, D. and Quigley, D.T.G. Minchin, D. 2013 First record of the freshwater turtle Trachemys scripta scripta from the Shannon. Irish Naturalists' Journal 32: 75
  • King, G.L. and Berrow, S.D. (2009) Marine turtles in Irish waters. Special Supplement to the Irish Naturalists' Journal (30 pages)

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