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

 

SKINKS of SOUTH AUSTRALIA - SPECIES LIST

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Reptilia (paraphyletic)

Subclass:

Diapsida

(unranked):

Sauria

Infraclass:

Lepidosauromorpha

Order:

Squamata

Suborder:

Scleroglossa

Infraorder:

Scincomorpha

Family:

Scincidae

Subfamily:

Lygosominae

 

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Distribution Key

COMMON NAME (Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (External Link)

DISTRIBUTION

*Eastern Three-lined Skink 

Acritoscincus duperreyi 

NSW, Vic, SA, Tas

*Highlands Forest-skink or McCoy's Skink

Anepischetosia (was Nannoscincus) maccoyi

NSW, Vic, SA, Tas

Desert Rainbow-skink

Carlia triacantha

NT, SA, WA (Qld?)

Inland snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus australis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Spiny-Palmed Shinning(Snake-eyed) Skink

Cryptoblepharus carnabyi (now Cryptoblepharus australis)

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Pale Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus ochrus

SA (NT?, Qld?)

Ragged Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus pannosus

SA, NT, NSW, QLD, Vic

Elegant Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus pulcher

NSW, Qld, SA, WA

Lively Ctenotus

Ctenotus alacer

NT, Qld, WA, SA?

 Massive-gibber Ctenotus

Ctenotus aphrodite (same as Ctenotus septenarius)

NT, SA, QLD, WA

Ariadna's Ctenotus

Ctenotus ariadnae

WA, SA, Qld, NT

Southern Mallee Ctenotus

Ctenotus atlas

NSW, SA, WA, Vic

*Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus brooksi

NT, Qld, SA, WA, Vic, NSW

Fine Side-lined Ctenotus

Ctenotus dux

NT, SA, WA, Qld

*Eucla Ctenotus

Ctenotus euclae (was C. brooksi euclae)

SA, WA

Grand Ctenotus

Ctenotus grandis

NT, SA, WA

Spotted-necked Ctenotus

Ctenotus greeri

NT, WA, SA

Nimble Ctenotus

Ctenotus hanloni

NT, SA, WA

Nimble Ctenotus

Ctenotus hanloni

NT, SA, Qld

*Bar-shouldered Ctenotus

Ctenotus inornatus (includes skinks previously called Ctenotus saxatilis)

NT, Qld, WA, SA, Vic.

Black-soil Ctenotus

Ctenotus joanae

NT, Qld, SA

Orange-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus leae

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Leonhardi's Ctenotus

Ctenotus leonhardii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Nasute Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus nasutus

NT, WA, SA?

Pin-striped Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus nigrilineatus

WA

Nullum Ctenotus

Ctenotus nullum

Qld

Spotted Ctenotus Skink

Ctenotus olympicus

Qld, NSW, SA, WA?

Eastern Ctenotus

Ctenotus orientalis (was C. uber orientalis)

Vic, Qld, NSW, SA, WA, ACT

*Leopard Ctenotus (subspecies)

Ctenotus pantherinus acripes

Northern and eastern NT, inland Qld, north-eastern SA, Barrow Island WA

*Leopard Ctenotus (subspecies)

Ctenotus pantherinus ocellifer

Pilbara and southern Kimberly extending through central WA, into south-western NT, and inland South Australia

Coarse Sands Ctenotus

Ctenotus piankai

NT, SA, WA, Qld?

Fourteen Lined Ctenotus

Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus

NT, SA, WA

Pale-rumped (or Royal) Ctenotus

Ctenotus regius

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

*Robust Striped (Ctenotus)Skink
(Status uncertain)

Ctenotus robustus (see Ctenotus spaldingi)
( includes skinks previously known as Ctenotus borealis)

NSW, ACT, , NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus schomburgkii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Massive-gibber Ctenotus

Ctenotus septenarius

NT, SA, QLD, WA

Eastern Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus strauchii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

*Eyrean Ctenotus

Ctenotus taeniatus (was Ctenotus brooksi taeniatus)

NSW, Qld, Vic, SA, NT

Spinifex Slender Bluetongue

*Cyclodomorphus melanops

NSW, WA, SA, NT, QLD

Samphire (or Saltbush) Slender Bluetongue

Cyclodomorphus venustus

SA, Qld, NSW

Cunningham's Skink

Egernia cunninghami

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

*Central Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink

Egernia eos (split from Egernia depressa)

NT, SA?, WA

*Bight Crevice-skink

Egernia richardi
(was E. carinata)

SA, WA

Eastern Stoke's (Gidgee)Skink

Egernia stokesii zellingi

NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Tree Skink

Egernia striolata

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Western Narrow-banded Skink

Eremiascincus pallidus (was Eremiascincus fasciolatus)

WA, NT, SA

Ghost Skink

Eremiascincus phantasmus

Qld NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Broad-Banded Sand Swimmer

Eremiascincus richardsonii

Qld, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA, Vic.

Yellow Bellied Water Skink or Warm-temperate Water-skink

Eulamprus heatwolei

NSW,ACT, Vic, SA

Eastern (Common) Water Skink

Eulamprus quoyii

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

*Southern Water-skink or
Cool-temperate Water-skink

Eulamprus tympanum tympanum

NSW, Vic, SA

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis continentis

(Mainland) SA

Three-toed Earless Skink

Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensis

(Kangaroo Island) SA

*Southwestern Earless Skink

Hemiergis initialis

SA, WA

Triodia Earless Skink

Hemiergis millewae

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Perons (Lowlands) Earless Skink

Hemiergis peronii

SA, Vic, WA

*Grass Skink or Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink

Lampropholis delicata

NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

*Common Grass Skink or Garden Skink

Lampropholis guichenoti

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Bight Slider

Lerista arenicola

SA, WA

Baynes' Slider

Lerista baynesi

SA, WA

Two-toed Skink (North-western Sandslider)

Lerista bipes

NT, SA, WA, Qld?

Bougainville's Skink (South-eastern Slider)

Lerista bougainvillii

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic

Central Deserts Robust Slider

Lerista desertorum

NT, SA, WA

South-western Orange-tailed Slider

Lerista distinguenda

WA, SA

Southern Slider

Lerista dorsalis

SA, WA

Edward's Slider

Lerista edwardsae ( was L. picturata edwardsae)

SA

Wide-striped Mulch Slider

Lerista elongata

SA

Noonbah Robust Slider

Lerista emmotti

Qld, SA,

Centralian Slider

Lerista frosti

NT, SA(?), WA(?),

*Timid Slider

Lerista goerlingi (see Lerista rhodonoides)

WA, SA, NT, Vic,NSW, Qld

Southern Sandslider

Lerista labialis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

South-western Slider

Lerista microtis

SA, WA

Eastern Robust Slider

Lerista punctatovitta

SA,NSW, Vic, Qld

Pale-striped Mulch Slider

Lerista speciosa

SA

Robust Mulch-slider

Lerista terdigitata

SA, WA

*Timid Slider

Lerista timida
(was L. muelleri)
(= L. goerlingi)
(=L.rhodonoides)

WA, SA, NT,NSW, Qld, Vic?

Yellow-tailed Plain Slider

Lerista xanthura

NSW, NT, SA, WA

*Great Desert Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) kintorei

NT, SA, WA

Desert Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) inornata

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Centralian Ranges/Flinders Ranges Rock-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) margaretae

NT, SA, NSW

Eastern Ranges Rock-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) modesta

NSW, Qld

Mountain Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) montana

NSW, ACT, Vic

Bull Skink or Southern sand-Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) multiscutata

SA, Vic, WA

Centralian Floodplains Desert-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) slateri

NT, SA

Nocturnal Desert-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) striata

NT, SA, WA

*White's Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) whitii
(includes skinks previously known as Egernia whitii tenobrosa)

NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

White's Skink (tenobrosa subspecies- now invalid)

(was Egernia whitii tenobrosa now Liopholis whitii)

SA, Vic

*Eastern Mourning Skink

Lissolepis (was Egernia) coventryi

SA, Vic,NSW(?)

Common Dwarf Skink

Menetia greyii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Saltbush Morethia Skink

Morethia adelaidensis

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

South-eastern Morethia Skink

Morethia boulengeri

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Woodland Morethia Skink

Morethia butleri

SA, WA

Shrubland Morethia Skink

Morethia obscura

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Lined Firetail Skink

Morethia ruficauda

NT, SA, WA

Ornate Soil-crevice Skink

Notoscincus ornatus

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Western Soil-crevice Skink

Proablepharus reginae

NT, SA, WA

Bight Coast Skink

Pseudemoia baudini

SA, WA

Southern Grass Skink

Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Tussock Skink

Pseudemoia pagenstecheri

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Glossy Grass Skink

Pseudemoia rawlinsoni

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Pygmy (Adelaide) Bluetongue

Tiliqua adelaidensis

SA

Centralian Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua multifasciata

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Blotched Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua nigrolutea

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic

Western Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua occipitalis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Shingle-Back

Tiliqua rugosa

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Eastern Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

 

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)



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