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