BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

REPTILIA Laurenti, 1768 (reptiles)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

SQUAMATA (snakes and lizards)
ANGUIDAE (slowworms), eg: Anguis fragilis (Slowworm) - Slow-worm in dead grass under metal sheet - body - close-up COLUBRIDAE (grass and smooth snakes), eg: Natrix natrix (Grass Snake) - Curled up LACERTIDAE (lizards), eg: Podarcis muralis (Wall Lizard) - Basking - latero-dorsal view - through grass VIPERIDAE (adders), eg: Vipera berus (Adder) - Curled up - close-up
Order 8 subtaxa 20 ident refs
TESTUDINES Linnaeus, 1758 (an order of reptiles) Order 2 subtaxa  
CHELYDRIDAE Gray, 1831 (snapping turtles) Family 1 subtaxon  
Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Common Snapping Turtle) Species   1 ident refs
EMYDIDAE Rafinesque, 1815 (terrapins) Family 1 subtaxon  
Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) (European Pond Terrapin) Species   2 ident refs
Trachemys scripta (Schoepff, 1792) (Red-eared Terrapin) Species 1 subtaxon  
Trachemys scripta subsp. elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839) (Red-eared Terrapin) Subspecies   1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Angel, F., 1946 Reptiles et Amphibiens
Stokoe, W.J., 1958 The Observer's Book of Wild Animals
Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut): Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 12 general literature references to REPTILIA (reptiles)

REPTILIA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(jawed craniates)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 15 feeding and other relationships of REPTILIA (reptiles)

Creative Commons Licence
Unless otherwise expressly stated, all original material on the BioImages website by Malcolm Storey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence.