Irish checklist:

No up to date checklist, but a recent list of known Irish amphibians and reptiles in:

King, J., Marnell, F., Kingston, N., Rosell, R., Roche, W. & Cassidy, D. 2011. Ireland Red List No. 5: Fish, amphibians and reptiles. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dublin, Ireland.

Number of amphibian and reptile species:

6

Five native: Common frog, Natterjack toad, Smooth newt, Viviparous lizard, Leatherback turtle & one non-native species: Slow-worm

Primary sources of distribution data:

*Databases held by the National Biodiversity Data Centre and made accessible through Biodiversity Maps.

National conservation assessment:

  • King, J.L., Marnell, F., Kingston, N., Rosell, R., Boylan, P., Caffrey, J.M., FitzPatrick, Ú., Gargan, P.G., Kelly, F.L., O’Grady, M.F., Poole, R., Roche, W.K., Cassidy, D., 2011 Ireland Red List No. 5: Fish, amphibians and reptiles. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dublin, Ireland.

Monitoring or repeat surveys in place:

  • National frog survey – underway (National Parks and Wildlife Service)
  • Natterjack toad monitoring programme (National Parks and Wildlife Service)