The British Herpetological Society

Native Reptiles and Amphibians

We have 13 native species of reptiles and amphibians, alongside several non-native species occurring around the UK. 

Below is a list of our native species, but for further information please visit the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust's website:

Native species

  • Grass snake, Natrix natrix
  • Adder, Vipera berus
  • Smooth snake, Coronella austriaca


  • Common lizard, Zootoca vivipara
  • Sand lizard, Lacerta agilis
  • Slow worm, Anguis fragilis


  • Common frog, Rana temporaria 
  • Pool frog, Pelophylax lessonae
  • Common toad, Bufo bufo
  • Natterjack toad, Epidalea calamita


  • Smooth newt, Lissotriton vulgaris
  • Palmate newt, Lissotriton helveticus
  • Great crested newt, Triturus cristatus