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

 


GIPPSLAND WATER DRAGON
Intellagama lesueurii (was Physignathus lesueurii howitti)

NOTE THAT THE GIPPLAND WATER DRAGON RECENTLY LOST IT'S SUBSPECIES STATUS

Gippsland Water Dragon Physignathus lesueurii howittiTHE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

Photo above is of a captive Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama (was Physignathus lesueurii howitti) taken at Gow's Reptile World (Closed) Humpty Doo NT


Intellagama lesueurii map  

Note that the Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii (was Physignathus lesueurii howitti) is found in the southern part of the range of the Australian Water Dragon and lacks the distinct black eye stripe in adults, although they may have a black stripe behind their ear.

The Gippsland Water Dragon is a common species found in Southeastern Australia. It is often kept as a pet and is very easy to breed.



Gippsland Water Dragon Physignathus lesueurii howittiTHE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Photo above is of an Adult Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama (was Physignathus) lesueurii taken at the Canberra Botanic Gardens where they are common.

Gippsland Water Dragon Physignathus lesueurii howittiTHE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Photo above is of a sub-adult Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii taken at the Canberra Botanic Gardens

The two sub-species cross readily in captivity so should not be kept together. Besides being illegal to cross sub-species in some states, crosses may be hard to classify when juveniles, and adult crosses are not as colorful as either species. Apparently intergrades do occur in southern NSW

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