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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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

 


TASMANIAN REPTILE SPECIES LIST


Locality Key  TURTLES  LIZARDS  SNAKES
ORDER: CROCODYLIA (CROCODILES) - None occur in Tasmania

ORDER: TESTUDINES (TURTLES)

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta

NT,Qld,Tas,WA

Hawksbill Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata

NSW(?),NT,Qld,Tas

Leathery or Luth Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

NSW,NT,Qld,Tas,WA



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


Agamidae

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Mountain Dragon

Tympanocryptis diemensis

NSW,Tas,Vic


Gekkonidae - None occur in Tasmania
Pygopodidae- None occur in Tasmania
Scincidae

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Skink

Bassiana duperreyi

NSW,SA,Tas,Vic

Skink

Cyclodomorphus michaeli (was casuarina)

NSW,Tas,Vic

White's Skink

Egernia whitii

NSW,Qld,SA,Tas,Vic

Skink

Lampropholis delicata

NSW,Qld,SA,Tas,Vic

Skink

Lerista bougainvillii

NSW,SA,Tas,Vic

Skink

Niveoscincus greeni

Tas,

Skink

Niveoscincus metallicum

Tas,Vic

Skink

Niveoscincus microlepido

Tas

Ocellated Skink

Niveoscincus ocellatus

Tas

Skink

Niveoscincus orocryptus

Tas

Red-Throated Skink

Niveoscincus palfreymani

Tas(Pedra Branca Rock

Skink

Niveoscincus pretiosus

Tas

Skink

Pseudemoia entrecasteaux

NSW,SA,Tas,Vic

Blotched Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua nigrolutea

NSW,SA,Tas,Vic


Varanidae- None occur in Tasmania

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


Acrochordidae- None occur in Tasmania

Boidae- None occur in Tasmania

Colubridae- None occur in Tasmania
Elapidae

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Lowlands Copperhead Snake

Austrelaps superbus

NSW,SA,Tas,Vic

White-Lipped Snake

Drysdalia coronoides

NSW,SA,Tas,Vic

Black Tiger Snake

Notechis ater

SA,Tas


Hydrophiidae

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Sea Snake

Hydrophis ornatus

NSW,NT,Tas,Qld,WA

Yellow-bellied Sea Snake

Pelamis platurus

NSW,NT,Qld,Tas,Vic,WA


Typhlopidae- None occur in Tasmania

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

Qld = Queensland

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria


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