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    Terrapin England

    yes, Trachemys scripta elegans. you can see a bit of red on the head
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    Italian lizards - ID help

    Hi, the dark one is a common wall lizard, Podarcis muralis, ssp. nigriventris, the other is an Italian wall lizard, Podarcis siculus campestris
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    Snake, Sesriem Canyon, Namibia (Namib Naukluft) - August 2017

    It looks like a very young individual and I am quite sure it is a Psammophis, and mossambicus is the only unicolored down there.
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    Snake, Sesriem Canyon, Namibia (Namib Naukluft) - August 2017

    It is a Sand Racer, Psammophis sp., maybe P. mossambicus
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    Lizard Id, West Georgia

    looks like Darevskia derjugini
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    requesting tortoise id please Romania

    in Testudo hermanni the rib-plates (Lateralia) have a solid dark lower border, while in Testudo graeca the Lateralia look like, having a star pattern from the center of each plate
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    requesting tortoise id please Romania

    it is very good, that things are illegal now. But in June 2009 I found these three turtles in a souvenir shop on the Croatian island of Krk. After calling a friend in the university the turtles have been confiscated and the shop has been closed. Turtles already here at the ministry in Rijeka
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    requesting tortoise id please Romania

    yes, there are some differences to look for without handling the tortoise: 1) the dark markings on the Carapax plates have a - but not very distinctive - star appearance (you can see it on your pictures) 2) the scales on the front feed are quite large (much more than in hermanni) 3) the...
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    requesting tortoise id please Romania

    Hello! Both are Testudo graeca ibera - spur tight tortoise or Moorish tortoise. The character with the divided Supracaudal plate works only in lets say 80 %, depends on the population. In graeca single, in hermanni (Greek tortoise) divided. It is good, not to handle tortoises, especially during...
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    Local Terrapin NE.London?

    Terror-pin, the best name I've heard for this alĂ­en. And yes, seems to be one of the Graptemys kohnii/pseudogeographica complex (in "old" individuals, the saw-back gets less and less)
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    Herp ID questions, SW Spain, 06/2019

    yes, all are Psammodromus algirus. the snake is scalaris. but the corrent genus is Zamenis since 3 or more years now. The correct spelling of Edwards Psammodromus is P. edwarsianus - without a 2nd d
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    Iberian Marsh Frog? Portugal

    yes, only perezi in Portugal
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    Two from Egypt 40km inland of Marsa Alam

    you are right left: fan footed gecko, Ptyodactylus hasselquistii, right: Bosc's fringe toed lizard, Acanthodactylus boskianus
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    Aging Adder

    yes John, it is a male for sure :) but dont give to much on the vipers colour. even females may be silvery grey. On the pictures you see two females and one male. At the male's picture I have marked where the tail begins. The bump at the beginning of the tail are the pockets for the hemipenes.
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    Aging Adder

    In young adders it is more easy to check the "nose"shields for sexing. In males, the borders of the rostrale and the nasals have a strong contrasting border, while in females the shields are unicolored.
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