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

 


YELLOW-FACED WHIP SNAKE
Demansia psammophis

Yellow Faced Whip Snakes from NT WA and West of Port Augusta/Flinders Ranges previously known as Demansia psammophis reticulata are now classified as Reticulated Whip Snakes - Demansia reticulata

Yellow-faced whip snake Demansia psammophis

Notice the unusual comma like eye markings normally found on these species which also have as stripe across the front of their nose.

whip snakes map

Approximate distribution of Demansia reticulata and Demansia psammophis, (these two species may be hard to tell apart in some cases)

Although venomous this species is not generally considered dangerous, however bites may cause severe discomfort.

Yellow-faced whip snake Demansia psammophis
This sub adult Yellow-faced whip snake (above and below)
was photographed crossing a track near White Rock in South East Queensland

Demansia psammophis

LINKS OF INTEREST

Reticulated Whip Snake - Demansia reticulata
Reptiles of Australia (this site)

AROD - Yellow-faced whipsnake

Key to the Snakes of South Australia
SA Museum

(only for specimens from SA)

 


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