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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SWANSON'S SNAKE-EYED SKINK
METALLIC SNAKE-EYED SKINK Cryptoblepharus metallicus
Note that I have lumped these two species together as they closely related and difficult to tell apart .
Both are variable in pattern however the distribution maps may assist in identifying species in the field.
The Snake-eyed skink above (probably Cryptoblepharus cygnatus) above was found in the Darwin region, NT
Approximate distribution map for
Swanson's Snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus cygnatus
Approximate distribution map for the
Metallic Snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus metallicus
Updated January 19, 2019