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

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Legless Lizards

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CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK
Egernia cunninghami


CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami
Photographed at Symbio Wildlife Park, NSW

CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami Reptiles of Australia map

CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami
Photographed at Royal National Park, near Sydney, NSW - note the patterning on the sides of its neck!


CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami
Photographed at Symbio Wildlife Park, NSW

CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami Reptiles of Australia
Specimen above is from the New England Tablelands, NSW


CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami Reptiles of Australia
Specimen above is from the New England Tablelands, Armidale, NSW


CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami
Photographed at Symbio Wildlife Park, NSW

.CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami Reptiles of Australia
Specimen above is from the New England Tablelands, Armidale, NSW

CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami
Photographed at Symbio Wildlife Park, NSW

CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami Reptiles of Australia
Juvenile specimen.


CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK Egernia cunninghami Reptiles of Australia
This specimen is from Toowoomba, QLD.

Cunninghams Skink is a common species usually found in rocky areas. Pattern varies from area to area and it often lives in family groups or colonies. Although often kept and easily bred in captivity they tend to be timid so are not so east to handle. They give birth to approximately 3 -7 live babies which may live in the same rock crevice till quite large.

Like bluetongues they may drop their tail if you try and pull them out of a crevice by the tail. The tail regrows very slowly and looks different to the original tail.

Those in Victoria have less patterning than most pictured above.

They tend to be more timid than bluetongues and are not so common in peoples gardens. They eat a variety of food like insects and vegetable matter including "weeds and grass" which means they don’t have to venture far from their crevices to find food.

 

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