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Field Guide/Reptiles/Australia

Australia has a large diversity of reptiles, with over 860 species. Australia has a large diversity of reptiles which can be dangerous to humans. The world's largest reptile, the Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), is native to Australia.

ReptilesEdit

Common Name - Scientific Name

  • Amythystine Python (Morelia amethistina)
  • Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae)
  • Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)
  • Banded Sea Snake (Laticauda colubrina)
  • Barking Gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii)
  • Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata)
  • Black Tiger Snake (Notechis ater)
  • Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis)
  • Black-headed Python (Aspidites melanocephalus)
  • Black-headed sea snake (Hydrophis melanocephalus)
  • Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops braminus)
  • Blotched Blue-tongue Lizard (Tiliqua nigrolutea)
  • Blue Mountain Water Skink (Eulamprus leuraensis)
  • Blue-lipped Sea Krait (Laticauda laticaudata)
  • Blue-tailed Skink (Cryptoblepharus egeriae)
  • Bockadam (Cerberus rhynchops)
  • Boulenger's Skink (Morethia boulengeri)
  • Boyd's Forest Dragon (Hypsilurus boydii)
  • Brisbane Short-necked Turtle (Emydura signata)
  • Broad-Banded Sand Swimmer (Eremiascincus richardsonii)
  • Broad-headed Snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides)
  • Broad-tailed Gecko (Phyllurus platurus)
  • Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis)
  • Burton's Legless Lizard (Lialis burtonis)
  • Carpet Python (Morelia spilota)
  • Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)
  • Central Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus nuchalis)
  • Centralian Blue-tongue Lizard (Tiliqua multifasciata)
  • Centralian Carpet Python (Morelia bredli)
  • Chappell Island Tiger Snake (Notechis ater serventyi)
  • Children's python (Antaresia childreni)
  • Clawless Gecko (Crenadactylus ocellatus)
  • Coastal Carpet Python (Morelia spilota mcdowelli)
  • Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus)
  • Collett's Snake (Pseudechis colletti)
  • Common Blue Tongue (Tiliqua scincoides)
  • Common Scaly Foot (Pygopus lepidopodus)
  • Cunningham's Skink (Egernia cunninghami)
  • D'alberti's Python (Leiopython albertisii)
  • Desert Death Adder (Acanthophis pyrrhus)
  • Diamond Python (Morelia spilota spilota)
  • Dugite (Pseudonaja affinis)
  • Dwarf Bearded Dragon (Pogona minor minima)
  • Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis tetraporophora)
  • Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis)
  • Eastern Dtella (Gehyra dubia)
  • Eastern Small-eyed Snake (Rhinoplocephalus nigrescens)
  • Eastern Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina longicollis)
  • Eastern Three-lined Skink (Bassiana duperreyi)
  • Eastern Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus)
  • Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii)
  • Eastern Water Skink (Eulamprus quoyii)
  • Emerald Tree Monitor (Varanus prasinus)
  • Fierce Snake (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
  • Flatback Turtle (Natator depressus)
  • Freshwater Crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni)
  • Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)
  • Garden Skink (Lampropholis delicata)
  • Giant Cave Gecko (Pseudothecadactylus lindneri)
  • Gilbert's Dragon (Lophognathus gilberti)
  • Gippsland Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii howittii)
  • Golden-crowned snake (Cacophis squamulosus)
  • Golden-tailed Gecko (Diplodactylus taenicauda)
  • Gould's Monitor (Varanus gouldii)
  • Green Python (Morelia viridis)
  • Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata)
  • Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
  • Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
  • Heath Monitor (Varanus rosenbergii)
  • Hosmer's Skink (Egernia hosmeri)
  • Inland Carpet Python (Morelia spilota metcalfei)
  • Jacky Lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus)
  • Jungle Carpet python (Morelia spilota cheynei)
  • Keelback Snake (Tropidonophis mairii)
  • Kimberley Rock Monitor (Varanus glauerti)
  • King Island Tiger Snake (Notechis ater humphreysi)
  • King's Skink (Egernia kingii)
  • Krefft's River Turtle (Emydura krefftii)
  • Lace Monitor / Goanna (Varanus varius)
  • Land Mullet (Egernia major)
  • Lawson's dragon (Pogona henrylawsoni)
  • Leathery Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
  • Little File Snake (Acrochordus granulatus)
  • Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta)
  • Lowland Copperhead (Austrelaps superbus)
  • Mangrove Monitor (Varanus indicus)
  • Mertens' Water Monitor (Varanus mertensi)
  • Metallic Skink (Niveoscincus metallicus)
  • Mitchell's Dragon (Pogona mitchelli)
  • Mourning Gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris)
  • Mulga Snake (Pseudechis australis)
  • Murray Turtle (Emydura macquarii)
  • New Guinea Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina novaeguineae)
  • Nobbi Dragon (Amphibolurus nobbi)
  • Northern Blue-tongue (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia)
  • Northern Death Adder (Acanthophis praelongus)
  • Northern Red-throated Skink (Carlia rubrigularis)
  • Northern Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis calligastra)
  • Northern Water Dragon (Lophognathus temporalis)
  • Northwestern Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata)
  • Oblong Turtle (Chelodina oblonga)
  • Olive Python (Liasis olivaceus)
  • Ornamental Snake (Denisonia maculata)
  • Pacific Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)
  • Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink (Lampropholis guichenoti)
  • Perentie (Varanus giganteus)
  • Pig-nose Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)
  • Pink-tailed Worm Lizard (Aprasia parapulchella)
  • Prickly Gecko (Heteronotia binoei)
  • Pygmy Copperhead (Austrelaps labialis)
  • Pygmy Mulga Monitor (Varanus gilleni)
  • Pygmy python (Antaresia perthensis)
  • Pygmy Rock Monitor (Varanus kingorum)
  • Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)
  • Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle (Emydura subglobosa)
  • Red-naped Snake (Furina diadema)
  • Ridge-tailed Monitor (Varanus acanthurus)
  • Robust striped skink (Ctenotus robustus)
  • Robust Velvet Gecko (Oedura robusta)
  • Rough-scaled Snake (Tropidechis carinatus)
  • Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
  • Saw-shelled Turtle (Elseya latisternum)
  • Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa)
  • Skink (Ctenotus pantherinus)
  • Southern Angle-headed Dragon (Hypsilurus spinipes)
  • Southern Death Adder (Acanthophis antarcticus)
  • Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini)
  • Southwestern Carpet Python (Morelia spilota imbricata)
  • Spencer's Monitor (Varanus spenceri)
  • Spotted Black Snake (Pseudechis guttatus)
  • Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa)
  • Spotted Tree Monitor (Varanus timorensis)
  • Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni)
  • Stoke's Skink (Egernia stokesii)
  • Storr's Monitor (Varanus storri)
  • Stripe-tailed Monitor (Varanus caudolineatus)
  • Striped Skink (Ctenotus taeniolatus)
  • Tasmanian Tree Skink (Niveoscincus pretiosus)
  • Tawny Dragon (Ctenophorus decresii)
  • Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus)
  • Tommy Roundhead Dragon (Diporiphora australis)
  • Two-toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis quadrilineata)
  • Velvet Gecko (Oedura lesueurii)
  • Wall Skink (Cryptoblepharus virgatus)
  • Weasel Skink (Saproscincus mustelinus)
  • Western Bearded Dragon (Pogona minor minor)
  • Western Blue-tongue Lizard (Tiliqua occipitalis)
  • Western Brown snake (Pseudonaja nuchalis)
  • Western Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus reticulatus)
  • White's Skink (Egernia whitii)
  • White-Lipped Snake (Drysdalia coronoides)
  • White-throated snapping turtle (Elseya albagula)
  • Woma Python (Aspidites ramsayi)
  • Wood Gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus)
  • Yellow Spotted Monitor (Varanus panoptes)
  • Yellow-Faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis)
  • Yellowbelly Sea Snake (Pelamis platurus)
FamiliesEdit

Family - Common Names - Example Species

  • Cheloniidae - Sea turtles -Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
  • Dermochelyidae - Leatherback Sea Turtle - Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
  • Chelidae -Austro-American Side-necked Turtles - Common Snakeneck Turtle (Chelodina longicollis)
  • Carettochelyidae - Pig-nosed Turtle -Pig-nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)
  • Gekkonidae - Geckos- Thick-tailed Gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii) -
  • Pygopodidae - Legless lizards - Burton's Legless-lizard (Lialis burtonis)
  • Agamidae - ... - Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata)
  • Varanidae - Monitors or goannas - Lace Monitor (Varanus varius)
  • Scincidae - Skinks - Western Blue-Tongued Skink (Tiliqua occipitalis)
  • Typhlopidae - Blind snakes- ...
  • Pythonidae - Pythons - Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis)
  • Colubridae -Colubrid snakes -Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis)
  • Elapidae-... -Common Death Adder (Acanthophis antarcticus)
  • Hydrophiidae - Sea snakes -...
  • Laticaudidae - Sea kraits-...
  • Acrochordidae- File snakes -Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae)
  • Crocodylidae -Crocodiles - Freshwater Crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni)