THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS 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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TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae



Listing of the Skinks
found in
TASMANIA
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

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, ACT, Vic, SA, Tas

Alpine Cool-skink or Northern snow skink

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) greeni

Tas

Metallic Cool-skink

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) metallicus (was metallicum and metallica)

Tas, Vic

Southern Snow Skink

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) microlepidotus

Tas

*Ocellated Skink

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) ocellatus

Tas

Heath Cool-skink or Mountain skink*

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) orocryptus

Tas

Red-Throated Skink or Pedra Branca skink

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) palfreymani

Tas
(Pedra Branca Rock)

*Tasmanian Tree Skink

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) pretiosus

Tas

*Tasmanian She-oak Skink

Cyclodomorphus casuarina

Tas

White's Skink

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

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic (Note that skinks previously called L. margaretae from NSW are now called L. whitii)

Grass Skink or Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink

Lampropholis delicata

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

Bougainville's Skink (South-eastern Slider)

Lerista bougainvillii

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic

Southern Grass Skink

Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Tussock Skink

Pseudemoia pagenstecheri

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Glossy Grass Skink

Pseudemoia rawlinsoni

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Blotched Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua nigrolutea

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
Click on the links below for more information

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)



LINKS OF INTEREST

Click here for a complete list of Australian Skinks

Click here for more information about Australian Skinks

Click here for more information about Australian Reptiles

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

OTHER LINKS

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Visit the Australian Herpetology Website

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Updated May 18, 2019

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