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

 

A Listing of South Australian Legless Lizards

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Reptilia

Order:

Squamata

Infraorder:

Gekkota

Family:

Pygopodidae

 

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

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Common Name (Internal Link)

Scientific Name (External Link)

Distribution

Eared Worm-lizard

Aprasia aurita

NSW(?), Vic, SA?

Mallee Worm-lizard or Red-tailed Worm-lizard

Aprasia inaurita

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

*Flinders Range Worm-lizard or Pink-tailed Worm-lizard

Aprasia pseudopulchella

SA

Striated Worm Lizard 

Aprasia striolata

SA, Vic, WA

Marble-faced Legless lizard

Delma australis

NSW, NT, SA, Vic, WA

Rusty-topped Delma

Delma borea

NT, Qld, SA(?), WA

*Unbanded Delma and Neck-barred Delma

Delma butleri

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA, Vic,

*Desert Snake-Lizard or Banded Delma

Delma desmosa

WA, NT, SA

*Many-lined Delma
or Striped Legless Lizard

Delma impar

NSW, SA, Vic

Patternless Delma

Delma inornata

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Gulf Delma

Delma molleri

SA

Sharp-snouted Delma

Delma nasuta

NSW(?), NT, Qld, SA, WA

Peterson's Delma

Delma petersoni (was Delma fraseri petersoni

SA, WA

Excitable Delma

Delma tincta

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Burton's Legless Lizard

Lialis burtonis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Bronzeback

Ophidiocephalus taeniatus

NT, SA

Common Scaly Foot

Pygopus lepidopodus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Black-headed or Western Scaly-foot

Pygopus nigriceps

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic?, WA

Eastern Hooded Scaly-foot

Pygopus schraderi

NT, Qld, WA, SA, Vic

 

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
Click on the links below for more information

CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)



Click here for more information about Australian Reptiles


CHECKLIST AND COMMON NAMES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REPTILES
S.A. Museum

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

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