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Western Green Lizard (subadult female) - Lacerta bilineata © Teresa Farino Western Green Lizard (subadult female)
Lacerta bilineata
© Teresa Farino

Scientific names of reptiles referred to in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain

The scientific names for reptiles mentioned in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain follow Barbadillo, L J et al. (1999) Anfibios y Reptiles de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias. Editorial GeoPlaneta, S A, with common names - as far as possible - taken from Arnold, E N & Burton, J A (1999) A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe. HarperCollins.

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Common name Scientific name
Aesculapian snake Elaphe longissima
amphisbaenian Blanus cinereus
asp Vipera aspis
Bedriaga's skink Chalcides bedriagai
Bocage's wall lizard Podarcis bocagei
Cantabrican viper Vipera seoanei
common wall lizard Podarcis muralis
European pond terrapin Emys orbicularis
false smooth snake Macroprotodon cucullatus
grass snake Natrix natrix
green lizard Lacerta bilineata
green turtle Chelonia mydas
Hermann's tortoise Testudo hermanni
horseshoe whip snake Coluber hippocrepis
Iberian rock lizard Lacerta monticola
Iberian wall lizard Podarcis hispanica
Ibiza wall lizard Podarcis pityusensis
Italian wall lizard Podarcis sicula
ladder snake Elaphe scalaris
large psammodromus Psammodromus algirus
Lataste's viper Vipera latasti
leathery turtle Dermochelys coriacea
Lilford's wall lizard Podarcis lilfordi
loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta
Mediterranean chameleon Chamaeleo chamaeleon
Montpellier snake Malpolon monspessulanus
Moorish gecko Tarentola mauritanica
Moroccan rock lizard Lacerta perspicillata
ocellated lizard Lacerta lepida
Pyrenean rock lizard Lacerta bonnali
red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans
sand lizard Lacerta agilis
Schreiber's green lizard Lacerta schreiberi
slow-worm Anguis fragilis
smooth snake Coronella austriaca
southern smooth snake Coronella girondica
Spanish algyroides Algyroides marchi
Spanish psammodromus Psammodromus hispanicus
spiny-footed lizard Acanthodactylus erythrurus
spur-thighed tortoise Testudo graeca
stripe-necked terrapin Mauremys leprosa
three-toed skink Chalcides striatus
Turkish gecko Hemidactylus turcicus
viperine snake Natrix maura
viviparous lizard Lacerta vivipara
western whip snake Coluber viridiflavus
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