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 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

Javelin Lizard

Aclys concinna

WA

Eared Worm-lizard

Aprasia aurita

NSW(?), Vic.

*Batavia Coast Worm-lizard

Aprasia clairae

WA

*Exmouth Worm-lizard

Aprasia fusca (was Aprasia rostrata fusca)

WA

Shark Bay Worm-lizard

Aprasia haroldi

WA

Mallee Worm-lizard or Red-tailed Worm-lizard

Aprasia inaurita

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Granite Worm-lizard

Aprasia parapulchella

NSW,ACT, Vic

*Black-headed Worm-lizard

Aprasia picturata

WA

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

Aprasia pseudopulchella

SA

Pretty Worm-lizard or Granite Worm-lizard 

Aprasia pulchella

WA

Sedgelands Worm-lizard or Sand-plain Worm-lizard 

Aprasia repens

WA

*Ningaloo Worm-lizard, Monte Bello Worm-lizard, Atomic Worm Lizard, or Hermite Island worm-lizard

Aprasia rostrata

WA

Zuytdorp Worm-lizard or (Black-tipped worm-lizard)

Aprasia smithi

WA

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,

Pilbara Delma

Delma elegans

WA

Frasers Delma

Delma fraseri

SA, WA

Side-barred Delma

Delma grayii

WA

*Heath Delma

Delma hebesa (split from D. australis)

South-western WA

Neck-barred Delma = Unbanded Delma

Delma haroldi (invalid name- see Delma butleri)

NT, WA

*Many-lined Delma
or Striped Legless Lizard

Delma impar

NSW, SA, Vic

Patternless Delma

Delma inornata

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Single-striped Delma

Delma labialis

Qld

Atherton Delma

Delma mitella

Qld

Gulf Delma

Delma molleri

SA

Sharp-snouted Delma

Delma nasuta

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

Peace Delma

Delma pax

NT, WA

Peterson's Delma

Delma petersoni (was elma fraseri petersoni

SA, WA

Leaden Delma

Delma plebeia

NSW, Qld

Excitable Delma

Delma tincta

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Adorned Delma

Delma torquata

Qld

Burton's Legless Lizard

Lialis burtonis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Bronzeback

Ophidiocephalus taeniatus

NT, SA

Brigalow Scaly-foot

Paradelma orientalis

Qld

Slender (Slider) Legless Lizard

Pletholax gracilis

WA

Common Scaly Foot

Pygopus lepidopodus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Black-headed or Western Scaly-foot

Pygopus nigriceps

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

Roberts' Scaly-foot

Pygopus robertsi

Qld

Eastern Hooded Scaly-foot

Pygopus schraderi

NT, Qld, WA, SA, Vic

Northern Hooded Scaly-foot

Pygopus steelescotti

NT, Qld, WA

 

 

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



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