Snakes & Lizards

In Britain we have ten species of reptile living in the wild: four snakes (adder Vipera berus, grass snake Natrix natrix, smooth snake Coronella austriaca, and Aesculapian snake Zamenis longissimus) and five lizards (viviparous lizard Zootoca vivipara, sand lizard Lacerta agilis, wall lizard Podarcis muralis, slowworm Anguis fragilis, and green lizard Lacerta bilineata) and one terrapin (red-eared terrapin or slider Trachemys scripta elegans).

No species exist for this group.


Questions

What is hibernation?

Hibernation is more than a winter sleep. It's a complete physiological readjustment.


Bibliography

Britain’s Reptiles & Amphibians - by Howard Inns
WildGuides Ltd. -- 2011 -- ISBN: 978-1903657256

Collins Field Guide: Reptiles & Amphibians of Britain & Europe - by Nicholas Arnold & Denys Ovenden
HarperCollins -- 2004 -- ISBN: 978-0002199643