THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers 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
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Kraits

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

 


SHE-OAK SKINKS

Mainland She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus michaeli

Found on the central coast of NSW and on the coastal NSW/Victoria border

Alpine She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus praealtus

Found in the border area between NSW and Victoria away from the coast in Alpine areas

Tasmanian She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus casuarinae

Found only in Tasmania

All 3 of the above species are very similar and were all called Cyclodomorphus casuarinae



Photo above is of a Mainland She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus michaeli
from the Sydney region.

She-oak skinks are particularly fond of slugs and snails. They are often mistaken for snakes as they often move with their legs folded along the side of their body and will rear up like a snake flickering their tongue (which is broader than a snakes tongue)

She-oak skinks vary considerably in pattern, and may have banding on the neck, and/or dark head markings


LINKS OF INTEREST


Click here for a complete list of Australian Skinks

Click here for more information about Australian Skinks

 

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