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]

Subclass: Diapsida[edit]

Infraclass: Lepidosauromorpha[edit]

Superorder: Lepidosauria[edit]

Order: Squamata (lizards, snakes)[edit]

Subclass: Anapsida[edit]

Order: Testudines (turtles)[edit]


References[edit]

  • 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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