THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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HOME REPTILES OF NORTHERN TERRITORY COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes of NT Northern Territory PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae NT ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes NT SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits NORTHERN TERRITORY FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae BLIND SNAKES OF NORTHERN TERRITORY
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SKINKS OF NORTHERN TERRITORY- SPECIES LIST

Eastern Stoke's (Gidgee)Skink (Egernia stokesii zellingi)

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Distribution Key

COMMON NAME
(Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (External Link)

DISTRIBUTION

Arnhem Land Skink

Bellatorias obiri (was Egernia arnhemensis)

NT

Red-Tailed Calyptotis Skink

Calyptotis ruficauda

North-eastern NSW

Bauxite or Two-spined Rainbow-skink

Carlia amax

NT, Qld, WA

Slender Rainbow-skink

Carlia gracilis

NT, WA

Monsoonal Three-keeled Rainbow-skink

Carlia isostriacantha

NT, WA, Qld?

Shaded-Litter Rainbow-skink

Carlia munda

NT, Qld, WA

Red-sided Rainbow-skink

Carlia rufilatus

NT, WA

Robust Rainbow-skink

Carlia schmeltzii

NSW, Qld

Six-toothed Rainbow-skink

Carlia sexdentata

NT, Qld

Desert Rainbow-skink

Carlia triacantha

NT, SA, WA (Qld?)

Inland snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus australis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Swanson's Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus cygnatus

Far-northern NT

Dappled Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus daedalos

Far-northern NT

Noble Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus exochus

NT, WA (Northern border area)

Arafura Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus gurrmul (was C. litoralis).

NT (Oxley, New Year and North Goulburn Islands)

Juno's Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus juno

North-western NT, Far-northern WA

Supralittoral (or Coastal) Shinning (Snake-eyed) Skink

Cryptoblepharus litoralis

Far-northern NT, Coastal Qld

Blotched Shinning Snake-eyed) Skink

Cryptoblepharus megastictus

Far-northern WA, (NT?)

Mertens' Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus mertensi

North-eastern NT

Metallic Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus metallicus

NT, Qld, WA

Pale Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus ochrus

SA (NT?, Qld?)

Ragged Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus pannosus

SA, NT, NSW, QLD, Vic, ACT (possibly introduced)

Tawny Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus ruber

NT, WA

Spangled Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus wulbu

Far-north NT

Agile Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus zoticus

NT, Qld

Lively Ctenotus

Ctenotus alacer

NT, Qld, WA

Ariadna's Ctenotus

Ctenotus ariadnae

WA, SA, Qld, NT

Jabiluka Ctenotus

Ctenotus arnhemensis

NT

White-faced Ctenotus

Ctenotus borealis (name obsolete - see Ctenotus robustus)

NT

Short-clawed Ctenotus
(Status Uncertain)

Ctenotus inornatus (or Ctenotus brachyonyx)

NSW, SA, Qld, Vic

Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus brooksi

NT, Qld, SA, WA, Vic, NSW

Blue-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus calurus

WA, NT, SA

Brown-backed Ctenotus

Ctenotus coggeri

NT

Buff-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus colletti

NT, WA

Ten-lined Ctenotus

Ctenotus decaneurus

NT, WA, Qld

Fine Side-lined Ctenotus

Ctenotus dux

NT, SA, WA, Qld

*Lowlands Plain-backed (or Essington) Ctenotus

Ctenotus essingtonii

NT

Clay-soil Ctenotus
Status uncertain

Ctenotus helenae (or Ctenotus inornata) Status uncertain

WA, NT, Qld, SA?

Magela Ctenotus

Ctenotus gagudju

NT

Grand Ctenotus

Ctenotus grandis

NT, SA, WA

Spotted-necked Ctenotus

Ctenotus greeri

NT, WA, SA

Nimble Ctenotus

Ctenotus hanloni

NT, SA?, WA

Stout Ctenotus

Ctenotus hebetior

NT, Qld

Nimble Ctenotus

Ctenotus hanloni

NT, SA, Qld

Clay-soil Ctenotus
(Status Uncertain)

Ctenotus inornatus (or Ctenotus helenae)

NT, SA, WA

Top-end Lowlands Ctenotus

Ctenotus hilli

NT

Bar-shouldered Ctenotus (Status Uncertain)

Ctenotus inornatus

NT, Qld, WA, SA?, Vic?

Black-soil Ctenotus

Ctenotus joanae

NT, Qld, SA

Kurnbudj Ctenotus

Ctenotus kurnbudj

NT

Kutjupa Wedge-snout Ctenotus/Skink

Ctenotus kutjupa

WA, SA, NT (Great Victoria Desert and adjacent regions)

Gravelly-soil Ctenotus

Ctenotus lateralis

Qld, NT?

Orange-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus leae

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Leonhardi's Ctenotus

Ctenotus leonhardii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Soldier Ctenotus

Ctenotus militaris

NT, WA

Nasute Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus nasutus

NT, WA, SA?

Spotted Ctenotus Skink

Ctenotus olympicus

Qld, NSW, SA, NT

North-western Wedgesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus pallescens

NT, WA?

Leopard Ctenotus (subspecies)

Ctenotus pantherinus acripes

Northern and eastern NT, inland Qld, north-eastern SA, Barrow Island WA

Kimberly Leopard Ctenotus

Ctenotus pantherinus calx

Kimberley region, WA, extending into NT

Leopard Ctenotus (subspecies)

Ctenotus pantherinus ocellifer

Pilbara and Southern Kimberly extending through central WA, into south-western NT, and inland South Australia

Coarse Sands Ctenotus

Ctenotus piankai

NT, SA, WA, Qld?

Red-sided Ctenotus

Ctenotus pulchellus

NT, Qld

Fourteen Lined Ctenotus

Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus

NT, SA, WA

Spear-like Ctenotus

Ctenotus quirinus

NT

Pale-rumped (or Royal) Ctenotus

Ctenotus regius

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

Kimberley Lined Ctenotus

Ctenotus rhabdotus

north-western NT,
north-eastern WA

Crack-dwelling Ctenotus

Ctenotus rimacola

NT, WA

* Robust Striped Skink or Eastern Striped Skink
(Status uncertain)

Ctenotus robustus or Ctenotus spaldingi (Status uncertain)
( includes skinks previously known as Ctenotus borealis)

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

Stony-soil (or Rock) Ctenotus (Status Uncertain)

Ctenotus inornatus (or Ctenotus saxatilis )

NT, Qld, SA,WA

Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus schomburgkii (see also Ctenotus kutjupa)

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA,Vic

Massive-gibber Ctenotus

Ctenotus septenarius

NT, SA, QLD, WA

* Spalding's or Straight-browed Ctenotus
(Status uncertain)

Ctenotus spaldingi (see Ctenotus robustus)

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA
(Distribution uncertain)

Buff-striped Ctenotus

Ctenotus storri

NT

Eastern Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus strauchii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Stripe-headed Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus striaticeps

NT, Qld

Stuart's Ctenotus

Ctenotus stuarti

NT

Sharp-browed Ctenotus

Ctenotus superciliaris

NT, WA
(North-west of Australia)

Eyrean Ctenotus

Ctenotus taeniatus (was Ctenotus brooksi taeniatus)

NSW, Qld, Vic, SA, NT

Tanami Ctenotus

Ctenotus tanamiensis

NT, WA

Kimberly Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus tantillus

NT, WA

Scant-striped Ctenotus

Ctenotus vertebralis

NT

Spinifex Slender Bluetongue

Cyclodomorphus melanops

NSW, WA, SA, NT, QLD

Central Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink

Egernia eos (split from Egernia depressa )

NT, SA?, WA

Hosmer's Skink

Egernia hosmeri

NT, Qld

*Eastern Stoke's (Gidgee) Skink

Egernia stokesii zellingi

NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Tree Skink

Egernia striolata

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Orange-sided Bar-lipped Skink

Eremiascincus (was Glaphyromorphus) douglasi

NT

Northern Narrow-Banded Sand Swimmer

Eremiascincus intermedius (was Eremiascincus fasciolatus )

NT, WA

Northern Bar-lipped Skink

Eremiascincus (was Glaphyromorphus) isolepis

NT, WA,QLD

Western Narrow-banded Skink

Eremiascincus pallidus (was Eremiascincus fasciolatus)

WA, NT, SA

Ghost Skink

Eremiascincus phantasmus

Qld NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Broad-Banded Sand Swimmer

Eremiascincus richardsonii

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

Arnhem Mulch-skink

Glaphyromorphus arnhemicus

NT

Northern Mulch-skink

Glaphyromorphus darwiniensis

NT, WA

Black-tailed Bar-lipped Skink

Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis

NT, Qld (and New Guinea)

Desert Plain Slider

Lerista aericeps

NSW, NT, Qld, WA, SA

Two-toed Skink (North-western Sandslider)

Lerista bipes

NT, SA, WA, Qld, NSW?

Inland Kimberly Slider

Lerista borealis

NT, WA

Carpentaria Fine-lined Slider

Lerista carpentariae

NT

* Central Deserts Robust Slider

Lerista desertorum

NT, SA, WA, Qld

Centralian Slider

Lerista frosti

NT

*Timid Slider

Lerista goerlingi (see Lerista rhodonoides)

WA, SA, NT, Vic, NSW, Qld

South-eastern Kimberly Sandslider

Lerista greeri

WA, NT?

Stout Sandslider

Lerista griffini

NT, WA

Robust Duneslider

Lerista ips

NT, WA

Lesser Robust Fine-lined Slider

Lerista karlschmidti

NT, Qld?

Southern Sandslider

Lerista labialis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

North-eastern Orange-tailed Slider

Lerista orientalis

NT, Qld, WA

Arnhem Coast Fine-lined Slider

Lerista stylis

NT, Qld

Ribbon Slider

Lerista taeniata

NT, WA, SA

Robust Mulch-slider

Lerista terdigitata

SA

Timid Slider

Lerista timida
(was L. muelleri)
(= L. goerlingi)
(= L.rhodonoides)

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

Yellow-tailed Plain Slider

Lerista xanthura

NT, WA

Desert Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) inornata

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

*Great Desert Skink
or Kintore's Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) kintorei

NT, SA, WA

* Centralian Ranges Rock-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) margaretae margaretae

NT
(Not found in NSW)

Centralian Floodplains Desert-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) slateri

NT, SA

Nocturnal Desert-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) striata

NT, SA, WA

White's Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) whitii
(includes skinks previously known as Egernia whitii tenobrosa)

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic (Note that skinks previously called L.margaretae from NSW are now called L. whitii)

Top End Dwarf Skink

Menetia alanae

NT

Jabiluka Dwarf Skink

Menetia concinna

NT

Common Dwarf Skink

Menetia greyii

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

Northern Dwarf Skink

Menetia maini

NT, Qld, WA

Saltbush Morethia Skink

Morethia adelaidensis

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

South-eastern Morethia Skink

Morethia boulengeri

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

Lined Firetail Skink

Morethia ruficauda

NT, SA, WA

Top End Firetail Skink

Morethia storri

NT, WA

North-eastern Fire-Tailed Skink

Morethia taeniopleura

NSW(?), Qld

*Ornate Soil-crevice Skink (Subspecies)

Notoscincus ornatus ornatus

NT, Qld, SA, WA

*Ornate Soil-crevice Skink (Subspecies)

Notoscincus ornatus wotjulum (or Notoscncus wotjulum) status uncertain - see below

NT, Qld, WA

*Ornate Soil-crevice Skink

Notoscincus wotjulum (or Notoscncus ornatus wotjulum) status uncertain - see above

NT, Qld, WA

Red-tailed Soil-crevice Skink

Proablepharus kinghorni

NSW, NT, Qld

Western Soil-crevice Skink

Proablepharus reginae

NT, SA, WA

Northern Soil-crevice Skink

Proablepharus tenuis

NT, Qld, WA

Centralian Blue-Tongue Lizard

Tiliqua multifasciata

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Western Blue-Tongue Lizard

Tiliqua occipitalis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Northern Bluetongue Lizard

Tiliqua scincoides intermedia

NT, Qld, WA


Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Reptilia (paraphyletic)

Subclass:

Diapsida

(unranked):

Sauria

Infraclass:

Lepidosauromorpha

Order:

Squamata

Suborder:

Scleroglossa

Infraorder:

Scincomorpha

Family:

Scincidae

Subfamily:

Lygosominae

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)



LINKS OF INTEREST

Key to the Skinks of South Australia
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