THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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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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 Snakes

 

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

 


COMMON TREE SNAKE
or

GREEN, GOLDEN & BLUE TREE SNAKE'S
Dendrelaphis punctulata (= punctulatus)
(Harmless - (not venomous)

COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctalata (or D. punctulatus)
The Green tree snake above was found in Worongary on the Gold Coast Qld.
Notice how it is flattening its neck vertically to make itself look larger. Also look at the colour of the skin which is exposed between the scales



COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctalata (or D. punctulatus)
Sub-Adult Green tree snake from Boondall Wetlands Brisbane

 


COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctulata 
A close-up of the head of a Golden tree snake from Darwin.


 Distribution map - COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctalata (or D. punctulatus)

COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctalata (or D. punctulatus)
A juvenile tree snake from Darwin.

COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctalata (or D. punctulatus)
A green phase tree snake from Queensland.
This species is commonly encountered and very variable in colour.
Wild snakes may emit a pungent smell when handled.

Note that Dendrelaphis punctulatus striolatus (The Palau tree snake) from South East Asia has been elevated to a full species Dendrelaphis striolatus - that species is not found in Australia

Similar to the NORTHERN TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis calligaster


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