"Herps" is the vernacular word for reptiles or amphibians, so you dont have to say "Reptiles and Amphibians".  
   It comes from the Greek word "Herpetology", that means "things that crawl" and is concerned with poikilothermic, ectothermic tetrapods, or so they say.

         Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives.

  Amphibians are ectothermictetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia, with most species living within terrestrialfossorialarboreal or freshwater aquatic ecosystems. They are the frogs and toads, the salamanders, and the caecilians.

NB for all snake information and ID see our sister specialist snake site:

I have divided the following into 2 galleries.
Firstly Amphibians (newt/frog/toad),

then Reptiles (well, lizards & turtles, as snakes are well covered in the other site).

Look for your animal,
then click on the images for a brief ID,
and then follow the link to discover more.


REPTILES .               (Reminder, snakes are at www.hongkongsnakeid.com)
This section below includes Turtles and Lizards.

Click on the first image below and follow the link for an article of all the types of lizards in Hong Kong.

Remember, for all SNAKES please see www.hongkongsnakeid.com

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