Reptiles of Lesvos

Tortoise for reptilesRecommended field guide
Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe  (covers all of Europe)

Recommended website
herpetofauna.gr

Some advice if you encounter a snake

Spur-thighed Tortoise Testudo graeca
Ipsilou, Lesvos, May 2004 © Steve Dudley

A COMPLETE LIST OF REPTILES ON LESVOS
with thanks to Ilias Strachinis (herpetofauna.gr)

Click on the highlighted species names for photo and more information

Species name Scientific name
Spur-thighed Tortoise Testudo graeca
Balkan Terrapin Mauremys rivulata
European Pond Terrapin Emys orbicularis
Turkish Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus
Moorish Gecko Tarentola mauritanica
Starred Agama Laudakia stellio
Snake-eyed Lizard Ophisops elegans
Balkan Green Lizard Lacerta trilineata
European Glass Lizard Pseudopus apodus
Snake-eyed Skink Ablepharus kitaibelii
Worm Snake Typhlops vermicularis
Sand Boa Eryx jaculus
Eastern Montpellier Snake Malpolon insignitus
Large Whip Snake Dolichophis caspius
Dahl’s Whip Snake Platyceps najadum
Coin-marked Snake Hemorrhois nummifer
Dwarf Snake Eirenis modestus
Leopard Snake Zamenis situla
Grass Snake Natrix natrix
Dice Snake Natrix tessellata
European Cat Snake Telescopus fallax
Ottoman Viper Montivipera xanthina

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