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Amphibians & Reptiles of the Rodopi (Rhodope) Mountains

Caudata (Salamanders & Newts)

Salamandridae (True Salamanders & Newts)

Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra)

Alpine Newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris)

Balkan Crested Newt (Triturus ivanbureschi)

Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris)

Anura (Frogs & Toads)

Bombinatoridae (Fire-bellied Toads)

Yellow-bellied Toad (Bombina variegata)

Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina bombina)

Pelobatidae (Spade-foot Toads)

Eastern Spade-foot Toad (Pelobates syriacus)

Bufonidae (True Toads)

Common Toad (Bufo bufo)

Green Toad (Bufo viridis)

Hylidae (Tree Frogs)

Tree Frog (Hyla arborea)

Ranidae (True Frogs)

Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus)

Balkan Stream Frog (Rana graeca)

Agile Frog (Rana dalmatina)

Grass Frog (Rana temporaria)

Testudines (Tortoises & Terrapins)

Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Spur-thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca)

Hermann's Tortoise (Testudo hermanni)

Geoemydidae (Old World Terrapins)

Balkan Terrapin (Mauremys rivulata)

Emydidae (New World Terrapins)

European Pond Terrapin (Emys orbicularis)

 Sauria (Lizards)

Gekkonidae (True Geckos)

Kotschy’s Gecko  (Mediodactylus kotschyi)

Lacertidae (True Lizards)

Erhard's Wall Lizard (Podarcis erhardi)

Common Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis)

Balkan Wall Lizard (Podarcis tauricus)

Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis)

Balkan Green Lizard (Lacerta trilineata)

Eastern Green Lizard (Lacerta viridis)

Meadow Lizard (Darevskia praticola)

Viviparous Lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Snake-eyed Lizard (Ophisops elegans)

Scincidae (Skinks)

Snake-eyed Skink (Ablepharus kitaibelii)

Anguidae (Slow Worms)

Slow Worm (Anguis fragilis)

European Glass Lizard (Pseudopus apodus)

 

Serpentes (Snakes)

Typhlopidae (Worm Snakes)

Worm Snake (Typhlops vermicularis)

Erycidae (Sand Boas)

Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus)

Psammophiidae (Montpellier Snakes)

Eastern Montpellier Snake (Malpolon insignitus)

Natricidae (Eurasian Water Snakes)

Grass Snake (Natrix natrix)

Dice Snake (Natrix tessellata)

Colubridae (Colubrids)

Smooth Snake (Coronella austriaca)

Dahl’s Whip Snake (Platyceps najadum)

Caspian Whip Snake (Dolichophis caspius)

Eastern Four-lined Snake (Elaphe sauromates)

Aesculapian Snake (Zamenis longissimus)

Leopard Snake (Zamenis situla)

Cat Snake  (Telescopus fallax)

Viperidae (True Vipers)

Nose-Horned Viper (Vipera ammodytes)

Common Viper (Vipera berus)

Ottoman Viper (Montvipera xanthina)