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

 

 

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Sea
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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

 

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THREE-TOED EARLESS SKINK
Hemiergis decresiensis

There are 2 Subspecies of Hemiergis decresiensis- More information below.

Note that the status of Hemiergis decresiensis and Hemiergis talbingoensis which were peviously all known as Hemiergis decresiensis is uncertain. Many sites are still using the name Hemiergis decresiensis to describe lizards that probably should be called Hemiergis talbingoensis.

THREE-TOED EARLESS SKINK Hemiergis decresiensis 
 
This is an extremely common species in many areas!

Hemiergis decresiensis has a yellow belly and drops its tail easily - There

In the map below which is approximate distribution only, the red area shows the distribution of Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensis (HDD) and the blue area shows the distribution of Hemiergis decresiensis continentis (HDC), The mauve region in western Victoria shows region where it is uncertain whether Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis (HTT) and/or Hemiergis decresiensis continentis (HDC) occur. The green and yellow areas show the distribution of Hemiergis decresiensis.

Distribution Map of Three Toed Earless Skinks

See table below for more information

This species drops its tail easily and is an extremely common species in many areas!

Three Toed Earless Skinks

COMMON NAME (Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis continentis (HDC)

(Mainland) SA, Western Vic?

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis davisi (this appears to be an invalid name currently still in use - Correct name should probably be Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi) (HTD)

NSW, Qld?

Three-toed Earless Skink

Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensis (HDD)

(Kangaroo Island) SA

*Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink

Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis (split from decresiensis) (HTT)

Vic, NSW, ACT

*Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink (Status uncertain)

Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi (HTD) (split from decresiensis)

NSW, Qld?


LINKS OF INTEREST


Click here for a complete list of Australian Skinks

Click here for more information about Australian Skinks

 

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