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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Broad-Banded Sand Swimmer
(Desert Banded Skink)
The photograph above shows a sub-adult Broad-banded sand-swimmer from the Dublin area of South Australia. Although this common nocturnal species is often found in sandy areas they are also found in rocky areas and are sometimes called Desert banded skinks. They are found in all states of Australia except Tasmania, mainly occurring in desert and semi-desert regions
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