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

 


Elegant Snake-eyed Skink
Cryptoblepharus pulcher

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Cryptoblepharus pulcher pulcher

Central East coast of Australia

Cryptoblepharus pulcher clarus

Coast of the Great Australian Bight

Cryptoblepharus pulcher pulcher
Notice that the eye is covered by a large clear scale, so the lizard cannot blink! (Cryptoblepharus pulcher pulcher Sydney,NSW)

Cryptoblepharus pulcher pulcher
Cryptoblepharus pulcher pulcher photographed at Dulwich Hill,Sydney, living on a brick wall.

Cryptoblepharus pulcher
Cryptoblepharus pulcher pulcher photographed near White Rock, South-eastern Qld

 This small species is usually found amongst rocks trees and logs, and on walls and fences - and is found in two large but separated regions of Australia. It is a very agile climber.

 

 

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