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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.
Originally Basic taxonomic data was taken from Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia by Harold G. Cogger, Reed Books Pty. Ltd., NSW, Australia
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Many of the original range maps were created by John Hollister, using data borrowed primarily from the same book, many of these maps have been modified over time often using data from Atlas of Living Australia and personal experience.
"A complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia" by Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan. Has also been used as a reference from time to time.
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Reference was also made to The Australian Reptile Online Database (no longer running) the SPRAT database and to the Reptile Database
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.
David Williams of Australia for python and elapid pictures, including photos of Taipans Scrub Pythons and Oenpelli Pythons
Guy Pardy for some great photos of a large Yellow Spotted Monitor eating a Wallaby.
John Weigel of the Australian Reptile Park.
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.
Matthew Bonnett for numerous pictures.
David Roberts, for his photos of a Kimberley Death Adder
Carol Hedges for allowing me to use several of her photos including Swamplands Lashtail taken at Port Moresby and Two-spined Rainbow-skink (Carlia amax)
Gunther Schmida for taking me herping.
John and Helen Cann - For helping me in so many ways over the years.
George Cann Jnr. for taking me to some great Herping spots in NSW.
Grant Husband for taking me herping, and accompanying me on many field trips, and for his assistance over the years, including allowing me to use some of his photos.
Harold Ehmann for his assistance in many ways over the years.
Julie Ward for supplying photos of Slater's Ring-tailed Dragons
Matt Little for the photo of the Northern Shovel-nosed Snake
Nikolas Haass for the photo of a Northern Bar-sided Skink
James Domingues for photos of Cunningham Skinks and a Southern Water Skink
Lara Emerson for a photo of an Eastern Crevice Skink
Tim Jackson - Photos including Hawksbill Turtles
W Packwood - for various pictures.
Pavel German for various pictures.
May-Le Ng for dragon photos.
JP Polikalepo for skink photos.
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
Richard Llewelyn for taking me herping in NSW.
Brad Maryan for assistance in identification.
Sam Rogers - For Long-nosed Water Dragon Photos
Geoff Chennells - Ringed Brown Snake
Kate Joy - supplied Burns Dragon Photos
Drew Smith for allowing me to photograph his animals.
Jack Velt for allowing me to photograph his animals.
Peter Quick for photograph of Jacky Lizard from Nadgee NSW
Note that most distribution maps were originally made by John Hollister and they have been modified updated or created by John Fowler
Permission is needed to use, (or copy our distribution maps), however it is OK to link directly to the whole page without permission.
Peter Child owner of Canberra Reptile Zoo and his staff for welcoming me to his zoo and assisting when taking photos. Please visit the Zoo, they have a great selection of reptiles.
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
West Australian Reptile Park
Armadale Reptile & Wildlife Centre WA
Chris Durward for allowing me to photograph his Perentie
Bev McGrane of Perth WA, for photo of Hemiergis quadrilineata
Peter Street - Photos of the Southern Dwarf Crowned Snake (Cacophis krefftii) and Arnhem Shovel-nosed Snake
Brian Levet - Photos of Southern Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops australis)
Daniel Hossack & Shawn Scott
Kerry Barnes for Pebble Dragon photograph
Lance Rathbone for allowing me to use his Black Rock Skink Photo
Graeme Gow Humpty Doo NT - for taking me herping around Humpty Doo.
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 - for supplying various reptile photos
David Kirshner - Photographs (including Lace Monitors) and for taking me and Rachel herping around Sydney.
Nansi Finch for Photos of the Southern Leaf Tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini)
C. Romine for various reptile photos
Peter Anderson - for photos and general assistance, including photos of Desert Tree Frog and Northern Tree Snake
Scott Thomson for supplying turtle photos
Scott Papworth for supplying Brown Snake and Anilios nigrescens photos
Dennis Desmond - for supplying various photos.
Hiroki Shibata -- Turtle Photos & Video - CHELIDPHILE (Blog)
Brian La Rance for taking me looking for reptiles in Canberra and for allowing me to use his Striped Legless Lizard (Delma impar) and various other reptile photos
All other Photographs not supplied by people mentioned above were taken by John Fowler and Rachel Barnes however 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 I can also add contact details and web site links etc if desired.
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