THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

Geckos

 

Legless Lizards

Monitor Lizards

Skinks

 

Crocodiles

 


NORTHERN TERRITORY
NORTHERN TERRITORY MAPReptiles of Australia

Northern Territory Habitats

A Listing of Northern Territory Reptiles


NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN ACCURATE LIST

Locality Key  TURTLES  LIZARDS  SNAKES
ORDER: CROCODYLIA (CROCODILES)
Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Crocodylus johnstoni Freshwater Crocodile NT,Qld,WA
Crocodylus porosus Estuarine or Salt-Water Crocodile NT,Qld,WA


ORDER: TESTUDINES (TURTLES)
Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Carettochelys insculpta Pitted-Shelled Turtle NT
Chelodina (Macrochelodina) novaeguineae Turtle NT,Qld
Chelodina (Macrochelodina) rugosa Northern Snake-Necked Turtle NT,Qld,WA
Elseya dentata Turtle NT,Qld,WA
Elseya latisternum Saw-Shelled Turtel NSW,NT,Qld
Emydura victoriae Turtle NT,Qld,WA
Caretta caretta Loggerhead Turtle NT,Qld,Tas,WA
Chelonia mydas Green Turtle NSW(?),NT,Qld,WA
Eretmochelys imbricata Hawksbill Turtle NSW(?),NT,Qld,Tas (Ki
Lepidochelys olivacea Pacific Ridley Turtle NT,Qld,WA
Natator depressus Flatback Turtle NSW(?),NT,Qld,WA
Dermochelys coriacea Leathery or Luth Turtle NSW,NT,Qld,Tas,WA


ORDER: SQUAMATA (LIZARDS AND SNAKES)
SAURIA (LIZARDS)
AGAMIDS (DRAGONS)  GECKOES  LEGLESS  SKINKS  MONITORS


Agamidae
Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Chelosania brunnea Chameleon Dragon NT,Qld,WA
Chlamydosaurus kingii Frilled Lizard NT,Qld,WA
Cryptagama aurita Dragon NT,WA
Ctenophorus caudicinctus Ring-tailed Dragon NT,Qld,SA,WA
Ctenophorus clayi Dragon NT,SA,WA
Ctenophorus isolepis Military Dragon NT,Qld,SA,WA
Ctenophorus nuchalis Central netted Dragon NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Ctenophorus pictus Painted Dragon NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Diporiphora albilabris Dragon NT,WA
Diporiphora bennettii Dragon NT,WA
Diporiphora bilineata Two-Lined Dragon NT,Qld,WA
Diporiphora lalliae Dragon NT,SA,WA
Diporiphora magna Dragon NT,Qld,WA
Diporiphora winneckei Canegrass Two Lined Dragon NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Lophognathus gilberti Gilbert's Dragon NT,Qld,WA
Lophognathus longirostri Long-nosed Water Dragon NT,Qld,SA,WA
Lophognathus temporalis Northern Water Dragon NT,Qld,WA
Moloch horridus Thorny Devil (lizard) NT,Qld,SA,WA
Pogona minor Dwarf Bearded Dragon NT,SA,WA
Pogona mitchelli Dragon NT,WA
Pogona vitticeps Inland Bearded Dragon NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic
Tympanocryptis cephalus Earless Dragon NT,Qld,SA,WA
Tympanocryptis intima Earless Dragon NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Tympanocryptis lineata Earless Dragon NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Tympanocryptis tetraporo Earless Dragon NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic
Tympanocryptis uniformis Earless Dragon NT,WA

Gekkonidae

Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Crenadactylus ocellatus Clawless Gecko NT,Qld,SA,WA
Diplodactylus byrnei Byrne's Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA
Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) ciliaris Spiny-tailed Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Diplodactylus conspicill Fat-tailed Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) elderi Jewelled Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Diplodactylus galeatus Gecko NT,SA
Diplodactylus immaculatu Gecko NT,Qld
Diplodactylus intermediu Eastern Spiny-Tailed Gecko NSW,NT,SA,Vic,WA
Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) jeanae Gecko NT,WA
Diplodactylus occultus bey,1982 Gecko NT
Diplodactylus stenodacty Crowned Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) taeniatus 1913) White-striped Gecko NT,Qld,WA
Diplodactylus tessellatu Tesselated Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic
Gehyra australis Northern Dtella or House Gecko NT,Qld,WA
Gehyra borroloola Gecko NT
Gehyra minuta Gecko NT
Gehyra montium Gecko NT,SA,WA
Gehyra nana Gecko NT,Qld,SA,WA
Gehyra pamela Arnhem Land Spotted Dtella (a gecko) NT
Gehyra pilbara Pilbara Dtella (Gecko) NT,WA
Gehyra purpurascens Gecko NT,Qld,SA,WA
Gehyra variegata Tree Dtella (Gecko) NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Hemidactylus frenatus Asian House Gecko CI,CKI,NT,Qld,WA
Heteronotia binoei Bynoes or Prickly Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Heteronotia spelea Desert Cave Gecko NT,WA
Lepidodactylus pumilus Gecko Qld(Torres Strait Isl)
Lucasium damaeum Beaded Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Nephrurus asper Spiny Knob-tailed Gecko NT,Qld,WA
Nephrurus laevissimus Knob-Tailed Gecko NT,SA,WA
Nephrurus levis Knob-Tailed Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Oedura gemmata Jewelled Velvet Gecko NT
Oedura marmorata Marbled Velvet Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Oedura rhombifer Zig-zag Gecko NT,Qld,WA
Oedura robusta Robust Gecko NSW,Qld
Pseudothecadactylus lind Giant Cave Gecko NT,WA
Rhynchoedura ornata Beaked Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Underwoodisaurus milii Thick-tailed Gecko NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA

Pygopodidae
Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Aprasia striolata Legless Lizard NSW,NT,SA,Vic,WA
Delma borea Legless Lizard NT,Qld,SA(?),WA
Delma butleri Legless Lizard NSW,NT,Qld(?),SA,Vic,
Delma haroldi Legless Lizard NT,WA
Delma nasuta Sharp-snouted Legless Lizard NSW(?),NT,Qld,SA,WA
Delma pax Legless Lizard NT,WA
Delma tincta Legless Lizard NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Lialis burtonis Burton's Legless Lizard NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Ophidiocephalus taeniatu Legless Lizard NT,SA(?)
Pygopus nigriceps Black-headed Scaly Foot NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA

Scincidae
Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Carlia amax Skink NT,Qld,WA
Carlia gracilis Skink NT,WA
Carlia longipes Skink NT,Qld
Carlia munda Skink NT,Qld,WA
Carlia rufilatus Skink NT,WA
Carlia triacantha Skink NT,SA,WA
Cryptoblepharus carnabyi Skink NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Cryptoblepharus litorali Skink NT,Qld
Cryptoblepharus megastic Skink NT,WA
Cryptoblepharus plagioce Skink NSW(?),NT,Qld,SA,Vic(
Ctenotus arnhemensis Skink NT
Ctenotus borealis Skink NT
Ctenotus brooksi Wedge-snout CtenotusNT,SA,WA
Ctenotus calurus Skink NT,SA,WA
Ctenotus coggeri Skink NT
Ctenotus colletti Skink NT,WA
Ctenotus decaneurus Skink NT,WA
Ctenotus dux Skink NT,SA,WA
Ctenotus essingtonii Skink NT,Qld
Ctenotus gagudju Skink NT
Ctenotus grandis Skink NT,SA(?),WA
Ctenotus greeri Skink NT,WA
Ctenotus hanloni Skink NT,SA,WA
Ctenotus hebetior Skink NT,Qld
Ctenotus helenae Skink NT,SA,WA
Ctenotus hilli Skink NT
Ctenotus inornatus Skink NT,Qld,WA
Ctenotus joanae Skink NT,Qld
Ctenotus kurnbudj Skink NT
Ctenotus leae Orange-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Ctenotus leonhardii Leonhardi's Ctenotus NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Ctenotus militaris Skink NT,WA
Ctenotus nasutus Skink NT,WA
Ctenotus pallescens Skink NT,
Ctenotus pantherinus Leopard Ctenotus NSW(?), NT, Qld, SA, WA
Ctenotus piankai Skink NT,Qld,SA,WA
Ctenotus pulchellus Skink NT,Qld
Ctenotus quattuordecimli Skink NT,SA,WA
Ctenotus regius Pale-rumped (or Royal) Ctenotus NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic
Ctenotus robustus Robust Striped (Ctenotus)Skink NSW, ACT, , NT, Qld, SA,Vic, WA
Ctenotus saxatilis Skink NT,SA,WA
Ctenotus schomburgkii Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Ctenotus septenarius Skink NT,
Ctenotus spaldingi Skink NT,Qld
Ctenotus storri Skink NT,
Ctenotus strauchii Eastern Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus NSW,NT,Qld,SA,
Ctenotus striaticeps Skink NT,Qld
Ctenotus tanamiensis Skink NT,WA
Ctenotus tantillus Skink NT,WA
Ctenotus uber Spotted Ctenotus WA
Ctenotus vertebralis Skink NT,
Cyclodomorphus branchial Skink NT,Qld,SA,WA
Egernia arnhemensis Skink NT,
Egernia adepressa Skink NT,SA,WA
Egernia hosmeri Skink NT,Qld
Liopholis (was Egernia) inornata *Desert Skink NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA
Egernia margaretae Skink NT,SA,
Egernia slateri Skink NT,Qld(?),SA
Egernia stokesii Skink NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Egernia striata Skink NT,SA,WA
Egernia striolata Tree Skink NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic
Eremiascincus fasciolatu Narrow-Banded Sand Swimmer NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic(?),
Eremiascincus richardson Broad-Banded Sand Swimmer NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Glaphyromorphus darwinie Skink NT,WA
Glaphyromorphus douglasi Skink NT,
Glaphyromorphus isolepis Skink NT,WA
Glaphyromorphus nigricau Skink NT,Qld
Lerista aericeps Skink NSW,NT,Qld
Lerista bipes Skink NT,Qld,SA,WA
Lerista borealis Skink NT,WA
Lerista carpentariae Skink NT,
Lerista frosti Skink NT,SA(?),WA(?),
Lerista griffini Skink NT,WA
Lerista ips Skink NT,WA
Lerista karlschmidti Skink NT,Qld
Lerista labialis Skink NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Lerista muelleri Skink NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Lerista orientalis Skink NT,Qld
Lerista stylis Skink NT,Qld
Lerista taeniata Skink NT,WA
Lerista xanthura Skink NSW,NT,SA,WA
Menetia alanae Skink NT
Menetia concinna Skink NT
Menetia greyii Skink NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Menetia maini Skink NT,Qld,WA
Morethia boulengeri Skink NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Morethia ruficauda Skink NT,SA,WA
Morethia storri Skink NT,WA
Notoscincus ornatus Skink NT,Qld,SA,WA
Proablepharus kinghorni Skink NSW,NT,Qld
Proablepharus reginae Skink NT,SA,WA
Pseudemoia rawlinsoni Skink NSW,NT(?),Vic
Tiliqua multifasciata Centralian Blue-Tongued Lizard NT,Qld,SA,WA
Tiliqua occipitalis Western Blue-Tongued Lizard NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Tiliqua scincoides Eastern Blue-Tongued Lizard NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA

Varanidae

Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Varanus acanthurus Ridge-Tailed Monitor NT,Qld,SA,WA
Varanus baritji Black Spotted Ridgetailed Monitor NT
Varanus brevicauda Short-Tailed Pygmy Monitor NT,Qld,SA,WA
Varanus eremius Rusty Desert Monitor NT,Qld,SA,WA
Varanus giganteus Perentie NT,Qld,SA,WA
Varanus gilleni Pygmy Mulga Monitor NT,Qld,SA,WA
Varanus glauerti Glauert's Monitor NT,WA
Varanus glebopalma Long-Tailed Rock Monitor NT,Qld,WA
Varanus gouldii ? Gould's Goanna or Sand Monitor NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Varanus gouldii flavirufus ? Centralian Sand Goanna (arid interior)
Varanus indicus Mangrove Monitor NT,Qld
Varanus kingorum Pygmy Rock Monitor NT,WA
Varanus mertensi Mertens' Water Monitor NT,Qld,WA
Varanus mitchelli Mitchell's Water Monitor NT,WA
Varanus panoptes ? Yellow Spotted Monitor NT,WA
Varanus primordius Northern Blunt-Spined Monitor NT
Varanus spenceri Spencer's Monitor NT,Qld
Varanus storri Storr's Monitor NT,Qld,WA
Varanus timorensis Spotted Tree Monitor NT,Qld,WA
Varanus tristis Black headed & Freckled Monitor NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA


SERPENTES (SNAKES)
FILE SNAKES  COLUBRIDS  ELAPIDS  PYTHONS  SEA SNAKES  BLIND SNAKES


Acrochordidae

Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Acrochordus arafurae Arafura File Snake NT,Qld
Acrochordus granulatus Little File Snake NT,Qld,WA

Boidae

Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Antaresia childreni Children's Python NT,Qld,WA
Antaresia maculosa spotted Python NT,Qld,WA
Antaresia stimsoni Large-blotched Python NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Aspidites melanocephalus Black-headed Python NT,Qld,WA
Aspidites ramsayi Woma Python NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Liasis mackloti (= fuscus) Water Python NT,Qld,WA
Liasis olivaceus Olive Python NT,Qld,WA
Morelia spilota bredli (was Morelia bredli) Centralian Carpet Python NT
Morelia carinata Rough-scaled Python WA
Morelia oenpelliensis Oenpelli Rock Python NT
Morelia spilota metcalfei Inland Carpet Python NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic
Morelia spilota variegata Northwestern Carpet Python NT,Qld,WA


Colubridae

Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Boiga irregularis Brown Tree Snake NSW,NT,Qld,WA
Cerberus rhynchops Bockadam (Snake) NT,Qld,WA
Dendrelaphis punctulata Common Tree Snake NSW,NT,Qld,WA
Enhydris polylepis Macleay's Water Snake NT,Qld
Fordonia leucobalia White-Bellied Mangrove Snake NT,Qld,WA
Myron richardsonii Richardson's Mangrove Snake NT,WA
Stegonotus cucullatus Slaty-Grey Snake NT,Qld
Tropidonophis mairii Keelback or Freshwater Snake NSW,NT,Qld,WA

Elapidae

Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Acanthophis antarcticus Common Death Adder NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Acanthophis praelongus Northern Death Adder NT,Qld,WA
Acanthophis pyrrhus Desert Death Adder NT,Qld,SA,WA
Demansia atra Black Whip Snake NT,Qld,WA
Demansia olivacea Marble-headed Whip Snake NT,Qld,WA
Demansia papuensis Papaun Whip Snake NT,Qld,WA
Demansia psammophis Yellow-Faced Whip Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Demansia simplex Whip Snake NT,WA
Demansia torquata Collared Whip Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA(?)
Furina ornata Orange-naped Snake NT,Qld,SA,WA
Oxyuranus scutellatus Taipan NSW,NT,Qld,WA
Pseudechis australis King Brown or Mulga Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Pseudonaja ingrami Ingram's Brown Snake NT,Qld,WA
Pseudonaja modesta Ringed Brown Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Pseudonaja nuchalis Western Brown Snake or Gwarder NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Pseudonaja textilis Common or Eastern Brown Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Rhinoplocephalus pallidi Northern Small-eyed Snake NT,WA
Simoselaps anomalus Northern Desert Banded Snake NT,SA,WA
Simoselaps bertholdi Desert Banded Snake NT,SA,WA
Simoselaps fasciolatus Narrow-banded Burrowing Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Simoselaps incinctus Snake NT,Qld
Simoselaps semifasciatus Half -girdled Snake NT,Qld,SA,WA
Suta monachus Hooded Snake NSW,NT,SA,WA
Suta ordensis Ord Curl Snake NT(?),WA
Suta punctata Little Spotted Snake NT,Qld,WA
Suta suta Myall or Curl Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Vermicella annulata Bandy Bandy (Snake) NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Vermicella multifasciata Northern Bandy Bandy (Snake) NT,WA

Hydrophiidae

Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Acalyptophis peronii Sea Snake NSW(?),NT,Qld,WA
Aipysurus duboisii Dubois's Sea Snake NT,Qld,WA
Aipysurus eydouxii Spine-tailed Sea Snak NT,Qld,WA
Aipysurus laevis Olive Sea Snake NSW(?),NT,Qld,WA
Astrotia stokesii Sea Snake NSW,NT,Qld,WA
Disteira kingii Sea Snake NSW(?),NT,Qld,WA
Disteira major Sea Snake NSW(?),NT,Qld,WA
Emydocephalus annulatus Sea Snake NT,Qld,WA
Enhydrina schistosa Sea Snake NT,Qld
Ephalophis greyi Sea Snake NT(?),WA
Hydrelaps darwiniensis Sea Snake NT,Qld,WA
Hydrophis atriceps Sea Snake NT,WA(?)
Hydrophis belcheri Sea Snake NT(?),Qld(?)
Hydrophis elegans Sea Snake NSW,NT,Qld,WA
Hydrophis inornatus Sea Snake NT,WA(?)
Hydrophis mcdowelli Sea Snake NT,Qld,WA
Hydrophis melanocephalus Sea Snake NT(?),WA
Hydrophis melanosoma Sea Snake NT(?),Qld,WA(?)
Hydrophis ornatus Sea Snake NSW,NT,Tas,Qld,WA
Hydrophis pacificus Sea Snake NT,Qld
Lapemis hardwickii Sea Snake NT,Qld,WA
Parahydrophis mertoni Sea Snake NT,Qld
Pelamis platurus Yellow-bellied Sea Snake NSW,NT,Qld,Tas,Vic,WA

Typhlopidae

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Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Ramphotyphlops australis Blind Snake NSW,NT,SA,Vic,WA
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus Prong-snouted Blind Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Ramphotyphlops braminus Blind Snake CI,CKI,NT,
Ramphotyphlops broomi Blind Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,
Ramphotyphlops centralis Blind Snake NT
Ramphotyphlops diversus Blind Snake NT,Qld,WA
Ramphotyphlops endoterus Blind Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Ramphotyphlops grypus Blind Snake NT,Qld,WA
Ramphotyphlops guentheri Blind Snake NT,WA
Ramphotyphlops ligatus Blind Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Ramphotyphlops minimus Blind Snake NT(Groote Island)
Ramphotyphlops tovelli Blind Snake NT
Ramphotyphlops unguirost Blind Snake NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Ramphotyphlops yirrikala Blind Snake NT

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

Qld = Queensland

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria


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