Amphibians & Reptiles


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.

Leicestershire and Rutland Resources

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.


Other Useful Websites and Publications

internet books
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

If you know of other websites or books that you would recommend, do let us know:

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