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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

 

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RING-TAILED DRAGON COMPLEX

STATUS UNCERTAIN
Ctenophorus caudicinctus
Ctenophorus graafi
Ctenophorus infans
Ctenophorus slateri


NOTE THE LIST BELOW IS UNDER REVIEW

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Pilbara Ring-tailed Dragon

Ctenophorus caudicinctus caudicinctus

WA (Pilbara region & offshore islands)

Ring-tailed Dragon (was subspecies)

Ctenophorus graafi
(was Ctenophorus caudicinctus graafi)

WA (far eastern interior)
(extending into NT)

Ring-tailed Dragon (was subspecies)

Ctenophorus infans
(was Ctenophorus caudicinctus infans)

Central WA

Ring-tailed Dragon (Subspecies)

Ctenophorus caudicinctus mensarum

West-central WA

Northern Ring-tailed Dragon (Subspecies)

Ctenophorus caudicinctus macropus

Far Northern Australia, WA, NT extending into Qld

Central Ring-tailed Dragon (was subspecies)

Ctenophorus slateri
(was Ctenophorus caudicinctus slateri )

Central Australia, NT


  


This map is approximate only and includes all subspecies (and elevated species in the Ring-tailed dragon complex) at the time of writing this a large number of museum specimens had not been assigned to particular subspecies.

 

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