Species

 In the United Kingdom we have 12 naturally occuring or native species, 6 amphibians and 6 reptiles. Evidence is mounting that a 13th species, the Pool Frog, was once a native of Norfolk.

There are a number of introduced species, naturalised in the wider countryside. Some introduced species may pose a threat to native wildlife, these are listed separately.

Use these pages to identify a lizard, snake, toad, frog or newt seen in the wild or to learn more about the herpetofauna of the British Isles.