List of reptiles of Europe

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This is a list of European reptiles. It includes all reptiles currently found in Europe. It does not include species found only in captivity or extinct in Europe, except where there is some doubt about this, nor (with few exceptions) does it currently include species introduced in recent decades. Each species is listed, with its binomial name and notes on its distribution where this is limited. Also this list is incomplete.

Extinction Extinction Extinct in the Wild Critically Endangered Endangered species Vulnerable species Near Threatened Threatened species Least Concern Least ConcernIUCN conservation statuses

Summary of 2006 IUCN Red List categories.

Conservation status - IUCN Red List of Threatened Species:

EX - Extinct, EW - Extinct in the Wild
CR - Critically Endangered, EN - Endangered, VU - Vulnerable
NT - Near Threatened, LC - Least Concern
DD - Data Deficient, NE - Not Evaluated
(v. 2013.2, the data is current as of March 5, 2014[1])


Family: Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Subfamily: Testudininae

Family: Emydidae (Pond turtles)

Subfamily: Emydinae
Subfamily: Deirochelyinae

Family: Geoemydidae

Subfamily: Geoemydinae

Family: Cheloniidae

Subfamily: Carettinae
Subfamily: Cheloniinae

Family: Dermochelyidae

Family: Trionychidae (Softshells)

Subfamily: Trionychinae

Amphisbaenians, Lizards and Snakes[edit]


Family: Blanidae (Mediterranean Worm Lizards)


Family: Agamidae (Agamas)

Subfamily: Agaminae

Family: Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Family: Polychrotidae (Anoles)

Family: Gekkonidae

Family: Phyllodactylidae

Family: Sphaerodactylidae

Family: Lacertidae (Wall or true lizards)

Subfamily: Gallotiinae
Subfamily: Lacertinae
Tribe: Eremiadini
Tribe: Lacertini

Family: Scincidae (Skinks)

Subfamily: Scincinae
Subfamily: Lygosomatinae / Family: Mabuyidae

Family: Anguidae

(Sub)family: Anguinae


Family: Typhlopidae (Blind snakes)

  • Worm Snake Xerotyphlops vermicularis (south-eastern Europe)

Family: Boidae (Boas)

(Sub)family: Erycinae/Erycidae
  • Sand Boa Eryx jaculus (south-eastern Europe)

Family: Colubridae (Colubrids)

Subfamily: Colubrinae

(Sub)family: Natricinde/Natricinae

Family: Lamprophiidae

Subfamily: Psammophiinae

Family: Viperidae

Subfamily: Viperinae
Subfamily: Crotalinae

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Arnold N., Ovenden D., Collins Field Guide, Reptiles & Amphibians Britain & Europe, HarperCollinsPublishers, London, 2002, ISBN 0-00-219964-5
  • Engelmann W., Fritzsche J., Günthner R., Obst F., Beobachten und bestimmen, Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas, Neumann Verlag, Leipzig, Radebeul, 1985


  1. ^ "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 

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