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
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Kraits

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

 

AUSTRALIAN SCRUB
(or AMETHYSTINE) PYTHON

Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni

(was Morelia amethistina kinghorni)

Note that the name Morelia (Simalia) amethistina is now only used to describe "New Guinea Amethystine Pythons"

 

Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni
Note the heat sensing pits in front of, and below the nostril as well as on the lower lip of this Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni photographed at Featherdale Wildlife Park NSW


Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni
Approximate distribution of the Australian Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni

AUSTRALIAN SCRUB or AMETHYSTINE PYTHON Simalia kinghorni was Morelia amethistina
©2019 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes

Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni
©2019 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes
The sub adult Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni above was removed from the middle of a road near Tully Qld after being clipped by a car. It was resting in a coil.

Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni
Rachel Barnes holds the head end of a Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni for a Channel 7 News story about a Scrub python stolen from Cleland Wildlife Park

Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni
The picture above is of a sub-adult Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni from Cairns, Queensland.

 

Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni
This Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni is from from Cape Tribulation National Park, Qld.

LINKS OF INTEREST

Click here for a complete list of Australian Pythons


INFORMATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN PYTHONS
Australianherpetology.com

PYTHON SPECIES OF THE WORLD
by John Fowler

BOA SPECIES OF THE WORLD
by John Fowler

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

OTHER LINKS

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