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

 


EASTERN LONG-NECKED TURTLE
or
COMMON SNAKE-NECKED TORTOISE

Chelodina longicollis
(Subfamily: Macrochelodina)

 

EASTERN SNAKE-NECKED TURTLE Chelodina (Macrochelodina) longicollis

 
 EASTERN SNAKE-NECKED TURTLE Chelodina (Macrochelodina) longicollis map

 

IMG_6156 longicollis turtle cr

 

EASTERN SNAKE-NECKED TURTLE Chelodina (Macrochelodina) longicollis
Long necked turtles/tortoises are sometimes called side necked turtles/tortoises because they fold their neck sideways for protection under their shell.

This species is commonly sold and kept as pets in Australia. it is also called the Common Long-necked tortoise/turtle or the Eastern Long-necked tortoise/turtle.

It is aquatic like all other Australian Tortoises/Turtles, however this species often travels very long distances from water, and is often found crossing roads, including main highways. They do however need to be in water to swallow their food.

This species can live up to 36 years or more in captivity.

 

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