Other Fauna

Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra)
Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra), garden, Moulismes; sometimes found by up-turning stones or logs in damp woodland, this one appeared in the cellar after heavy rain


Main sources of reference;

L'Atlas de répartition des reptiles et amphibiens de l'Indre, Pierre Boyer/Romuald Dohogne, Indre Nature, 2008

Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe, D. Macdonald/P. Barrett, Collins, 1993
The order of listed mammals follows this guide

Field Guide to the Reptiles & Amphibians of Britain and Europe, N. Arnold/D. Ovenden, Collins, 2002
The order of listed reptiles & amphibians follows this guide

Amphibian list Vienne Vienne Nature

Reptile list Vienne Vienne Nature

Mammal list Vienne Vienne Nature

Amphibian/reptile/mammal lists Indre (inc. the Brenne) Indre Nature

Thanks to Sue Smallshire for bat detection

Other fauna observed in the southern Vienne/Brenne since our arrival in January 2006.

Western Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) - Herisson d'Europe
Pygmy Shrew (Sorex minutus) - Musaraigne pygmée
Millet's Shrew (Sorex coronatus) - Musaraigne couronee
Common Mole (Talpa europea) - Taupe d'Europe
Common Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) - Pipistrelle commune; by detection
Soprano Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) - pipistrelle pygmée; by detection
Noctule (Nyctalus noctula) - Noctule commune; by detection
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) - Renard roux
Stoat (Mustela ermine) - Hermine
Weasel (Mustela nivalis) - Belette
Pine/Beech Marten (Martes martes/foina) - Martre/Fouine
Eurasian Badger (Meles meles) - Blaireau européen
Otter (Lutra lutra) - Loutre
(?)European Wildcat (Felis silvestris) - Chat sauvage
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) - Sanglier
Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) - Cerf élaphe
Fallow Deer (Dama dama) - Daim [Vienne - Local introduction?]
Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) - Chevreuil
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) - Ecureuil roux
Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus) - Campagnol roussâtre
Muskrat (Ondrata zibethicus) - Rat musqué
Wood Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) - Mulot sylvestre
Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) - Rat surmulot
Garden Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) - Lérot
Coypu (Myocastor coypus) - Ragondin
Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus) - Lièvre d'Europe
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) - Lapin de garenne

Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra) - Salamandre tachetée
Northern Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) - Triton crêté
Marbled Newt (Triturus marmoratus) - Triton marbré
Triton de Blasius (Triturus hyb. Blasius) Marbled x Northern Crested hybrid
Palmate Newt (Lissotriton helveticus) - Triton Palmé
Common Midwife Toad (Alytes obstetricans) - Alyte accoucheur
Common Toad (Bufo bufo) - Crapaud commun
Natterjack Toad (Bufo calamita) - Crapaud calamite
Common Tree Frog (Hyla arborea) - Rainette verte
Agile Frog (Rana dalmatina) - Grenouille agile
Edible Frog (Rana kl. esculenta) - Grenouille verte

Edible Frog (Rana kl. esculenta)
Edible Frog (Rana kl. esculenta), Moulismes; a hybridogenetic form originating from crosses between Marsh and Pool Frogs, it is the water frog of the region; Marsh Frog is an introduction, rare and very localised both here and in the Brenne. Pool Frog occurs apparently on 2% surface area of the département Indre, including the Brenne. Very variable in both colour and size, with habitat preference as Marsh and Pool Frogs

Marsh Frog (Rana ridibundus) - Grenouille rieuse
European Pond Terrapin (Emys orbicularis) - Cistude d'Europe
Green Lizard (Lacerta bilineata) - Lézard vert

Green Lizard (Lacerta bilineata) M
Green Lizard (Lacerta bilineata), male, Moulismes; widespread but not easy to obtain prolonged views of

Common Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis) - Lézard des murailles
Slow Worm (Anguis fragilis) - Orvet
Western Whip Snake (Coluber viridiflavus) - Couleuvre verte et jaune
Viperine Snake (Natrix maura) - Couleuvre vipérine
Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) - Couleuvre à collier
Asp Viper (Vipera aspis) - Vipère aspic