THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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Reptiles of Australia


About The Authors

   This site was created as joint effort between  John Hollister  of Texas, USA and  John Fowler  of South Australia, the site is now managed and maintained by John Fowler. Both of us have many years experience as avocational herpers. Over the years both of us have kept many species of herps and have taken many pictures.
     Most of the pictures are supplied by John Fowler, the pages were designed and built by John Hollister. Many of the pages are/will be written by us.  Help wanted!   If you feel qualified to write up a species that is not yet done or have pictures to contribute, please  go here  for more info..
     Many herpers dream of going to Australia to see their amazing reptiles but will never get the chance to do so. Finding good pictures and information on Australian herps is a tedious chore;  we hope to make this chore a lot easier by providing as much basic information and as many pictures as we can on one site. We want to make this the only stop necessary for Australian reptiles and reptile links.
      Our thanks and  credits  to others who have contributed to these pages the Australian reptile site.
     These pages are a work in progress. New pictures will be acquired, nomenclature will change, errors will be pointed out, and we doubt that the work will ever end.


TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

Credits

Our thanks to those who have assisted in building this site. Owing to the massive scope of the project, it would not have been possible without their assistance.
IMPORTANT - if you have assisted in any way with this website, but your name does not appear in these credits, please let me know - I would love to include your details.

Basic taxonomic data was taken from Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia by Harold G. Cogger, Reed Books Pty. Ltd., NSW, Australia.
All of the range maps have been done by John Hollister, using data borrowed primarily from the same book, many of these maps have been modified over time often using Atlas of Living Australia and personal experience.

Also used was "A complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia" by Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan.

Reference was also made to The Australian Reptile Online Database and the SPRAT database and to the Reptile Database


CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

Our special thanks to those who have written pages for this site.


Adam Britton, PhD, for writing the pages for both the crocodile species, and supplying photographs, - check out his site CROCODILIANS: Natural History and Conservation

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

 

Our thanks to those who have made the taxonomy as current as possible.

 

Mark Hutchinson ( South Australian Museum - Curator of Herpetology) for supplying a list of the reptiles of South Australia, and for assisting in identification and nomenclature .

Harold De Lisle, PhD. for his work on the taxonomy of the monitors.

Danny Brown - For assistance in identification of lizards. Note that some photos on this website appear in his books.

PHOTO CREDITS

Our sincere thanks to those who have supplied photographs for this site.

 

David Williams  of Australia for python and elapid pictures.

Tim Jackson - Photos including Hawksbill Turtles

Dr. Eric Pianka of the University of Texas for many fine photographs. Check out his site at the University of Texas and Varanus of the Great Victoria Desert

Brian Bush, Snakes Harmful or Harmless, for his pictures of various reptiles.

W Packwood - for various picture

Pavel German for various pictures.

May-Le Ng for dragon photos.

JP Polikalepo for skink photos.

Matthew Bonnett  for numerous pictures.

John Weigel  of the Australian Reptile Park.

Tim Nias for photographs of various snakes and lizards

Antonia Pachmann for various reptile photographs

Niels Gruendel for various reptile photographs including Moritz's leaf-tailed gecko Saltuarius moritzi

Mark Sanders of EcoSmart Ecology for various reptile photographs

Brad Maryan for assistance in identification.

Sam Rogers - Long-nosed Water Dragon

Geoff Chennells - Ringed Brown Snake

Kate Joy - supplied Burns Dragon Photos

John Cann - For helping me in so many ways over the years.

George Cann Jnr. for taking me to some great Herping spots.

Gunther Schmida for taking me herping.

Grant Husband for taking me herping and for his assistance over the years

Harold Ehmann for his assistance in many ways over the years.

Drew Smith for allowing me to photograph his animals.

 

 

 


Note that most distribution maps were created by John Hollister and some have been modified or created by John Fowler

Permission is needed to use, (or link directly to our distribution maps), however it is OK to link directly to the whole page without permission.

 

Our thanks also goes to all the reptile stores, zoos, wildlife parks and private keepers and anyone else that has assisted us in any way, including
Scales & Tails, Reptile City and Ultimate Reptile Supplies for allowing me to photograph reptiles.

The Reptile Zoo California For allowing me to take photos of reptiles

The House of Reptiles - Jacksonville Florida

Armadale Reptile & Wildlife Centre Western Australia

Chris Durward for allowing me to photograph his Perenty

Bev McGrane of Perth WA, for photo of Hemiergis quadrilineata

Peter Street - Photos of the SOUTHERN DWARF CROWNED SNAKE Cacophis krefftii

Brian Levet - Photos of Southern Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops australis

Daniel Hossack & Shawn Scott

Kerry Barnes for Pebble Dragon photograph

Sue Gow Humpty Doo NT - For allowing me to take photos of her reptiles.

Drew Smith of South Australia- For allowing me to take photos of his reptiles.

Tim Jackson - Various reptile photos

David Kirshner - Photographs (including Lace Monitors) and for taking me and Rachel herping.

Nansi Finch for Photos of the SOUTHERN LEAF-TAILED GECKO - Saltuarius swaini

C. Romine for reptile photos

Peter Anderson - for photos and general assistance.

Scott Thomson for turtle photos

Scott Papworth Brown snake and Ramphotyphlops Nigrescens photos

Dennis Desmond - Photos

Hiroki Shibata -- Turtle Photos & Video - CHELIDPHILE (Blog)

West Australian Reptile Park

Armadale Reptile & Wildlife Centre WA

 

All other Photographs not supplied by people mentioned above were taken by John Fowler should you find any unlabeled or incorrectly labeled photographs or notice any names missing from the credits please Contact John Fowler

If your name has been accidently omitted, please let me know! - I'd love to add you :) and can add contact details and web site links etc if desired.


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Updated May 28, 2017