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Amphibians and reptiles are commonly grouped together as both groups are often studies by the same individuals and organisations. There are relatively few species in Britain and even fewer in Leicestershire and Rutland with just six native amphibians and four reptiles, though there a few known populations of exotic species. See the checklist below for a detailed list.
Introductory Pack to Leicestershire & Rutland Amphibians & Reptiles (including a checklist of species)
All recent editions of Leicestershire Amphibian & Reptile Network newsletter are available on the LARN page.
|Identification of British Newts - a very useful Powerpoint file clearly showing the key ID features to look for.||Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe (Arnold EN & Ovenden DW, 2002), Collins Field Guide, 288pp|
|Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust||Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Britain (Arnold, HR, 1995), JNCC/ITE, 40pp|
|Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Britain and Ireland (Field Studies Council, 2003), AIDGAP|
|Britain‘s Reptiles and Amphibians (Inns, H, 2009), Wildguides, 164pp|
|Amphibians and Reptiles (Beebee T and Griffiths R, 2000), HarperCollins (New Naturalist), 270pp|
|New Holland European Reptiles and Amphibians Guide (Kwet A, 2009), New Holland, 252pp|
|Amphibian Habitat Management Handbook (Baker J, Beebee T, Buckley J, Gent T and Orchard D, 2011), ARC, 69pp|
|Reptile Habitat Management Handbook (Edgar P, Foster J and Baker J, 2010), ARC, 76pp|
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