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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The Bougainville's skink above 2 photos was found near Chewton, Victoria, notice that the eye is hard to see, and the the tip of the tail has regrown
This Bougainville's skinks reputedly lays either eggs or has live young depending on its geographic location, eggs sometimes hatch soon after being laid. Found in leaf litter or under rocks, debris and rubbish.
This common species occurs from Eyre Peninsular in South Australia, through the Flinders Ranges and South Eastern South Australia including Kangaroo Island, through much of Victoria, and the Bass Straight Islands, Tasmania as well as North-eastern NSW.
Updated August 26, 2018