Australian Reptile and Amphibian Photos

The links on this list lead to a collection of photos of reptiles and amphibians I have photographed in Australia.

This is not meant to be a list of all of the reptiles and amphibians in Australia.

Click on a name link to see the photos.
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Scientific Name Common Name Original Description Alternate Names

Anura Frogs Duméril, 1806 (as Anoures)  
Adelotus Tusked Frogs Ogilby, 1907  
Adelotus brevis Tusked Frog (Gunther, 1863)  
Cophixalus Rainforest Frogs Boettger, 1892 Nursery Frogs
Cophixalus ornatus Northern Ornate Nursery Frog (Fry, 1912) Ornate Nursery Frog
Crinia (Australian Ground Frogs
with separated toes)
Tschudi, 1838  
Crinia parinsignifera Beeping Froglet Main, 1957 Eastern Sign-bearing Froglet
Cyclorana (Water-holding Frogs) Steindachner, 1867  
Cyclorana alboguttata Green-striped Frog (Gunther, 1867) Striped Burrowing Frog
Cyclorana novaehollandiae Eastern Snapping Frog Steindachner, 1867 New Holland Frog
Giant Water-holding Frog
New Holland Water-holding Frog
Wide-mouthed Frog
Cyclorana platycephala Water-holding Frog (Gunther, 1873)  
Cyclorana verrucosa Rough Collared Frog Tyler & Martin, 1977 Rough Frog
Hylarana Wood Frogs (Steindachner, 1868)  
Hylarana daemeli Wood Frog (Steindachner, 1868) Rana daemeli -
Wood Frog
Limnodynastes Australian Swamp Frogs Fitzinger, 1843  
Limnodynastes peronii Striped Marsh Frog (Dumeril & Bibron, 1841) Brown-striped Frog
Litoria Australasian Treefrogs Tschudi, 1838  
Litoria caerulea Green Tree Frog (White, 1790) White's Tree Frog
Dumpy Tree Frog
Australian Green Tree Frog
Litoria chloris Southern Orange-eyed Tree Frog (Boulenger, 1893) Red-eyed Tree Frog
Litoria dahlii Dahl's Aquatic Frog (Boulenger, 1896)  
Litoria fallax Eastern Sedge Frog (Peters, 1880) Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog
Litoria gilleni Centralian Tree Frog (Spencer, 1896)  
Litoria gracilenta Graceful Tree Frog (Peters, 1869) Dainty Tree Frog
Litoria inermis Bumpy Rocket Frog (Peters, 1867) Floodplain Frog
Litoria jungguy Northern Stony-creek Frog Donnellan & Mahony, 2004  
Litoria latopalmata Broad-palmed Rocket Frog Gunther, 1867 Broad-palmed Frog
Litoria myola Kuranda Tree Frog Hoskin 2007  
Litoria nannotis Waterfall Frog (Andersson, 1916) Torrent Tree Frog
Litoria nasuta Striped Rocket Frog (Gray, 1842) Rocket Frog
Litoria nigrofrenata Tawny Rocket Frog (Gunther, 1867) Bridled Frog
Litoria pearsoniana Cascade Tree Frog (Copland, 1961) Pearson's Tree Frog
Litoria peronii Emerald-spotted Tree Frog (Tschudi, 1838) Peron's Tree Frog
Litoria rheocola Common Mist Frog Liem, 1974 Creek Frog
Litoria rothii Northern Laughing Tree Frog (De Vis, 1884) Roth's Tree Frog
Litoria rubella Desert Tree Frog (Gray, 1842)  
Litoria serrata Green-eyed Tree Frog (Andersson, 1916)  
Litoria tyleri Laughing Tree Frog (Martin, Watson, Gartside, Littlejohn & Loftus-Hills, 1979)  
Litoria wilcoxi Eastern Stony Creek Frog (Gunther, 1864) Stony Creek Frog
Mixophyes Barred Frogs Günther, 1864  
Mixophyes coggeri Mottled Barred Frog Mahony, Donnellan, Richards & McDonald, 2006  
Mixophyes fasciolatus Great Barred Frog Gunther, 1864  
Mixophyes schevilli Northern Barred Frog Loveridge, 1933


Nyctimystes Big-Eyed Tree Frogs Stejneger, 1916  
Nyctimystes dayi Australian Lace-lid (Gunther, 1897)

Litoria dayi
Day’s Frog
Lace-eyed Tree Frog
Day's Big-eyed Tree Frog

Platyplectrum Australian Burrowing Frogs Günther, 1863  
Platyplectrum ornatum


Ornate Burrowing-Frog (Gray, 1842) Opisthodon ornatus -
Ornate Burrowing Frog
Platyplectrum spenceri Centralian Burrowing-Frog (Parker, 1940) Opisthodon spenceri - Spencer's Burrowing Frog
Pseudophryne Toadlets (Ground Frogs) Fitzinger, 1843  
Pseudophryne raveni Copper-backed Broodfrog Ingram & Corben, 1994 Copper-backed Brood Frog
Rhinella South American Toads Fitzinger, 1826  
Rhinella marina Cane Toad (Linnaeus, 1758) Bufo marinus
Marine Toad
Uperoleia Toadlets Gray, 1841  
Uperoleia fusca Dusky Toadlet Davies, McDonald & Corben, 1986  

Squamata Lizards Oppel, 1811  
Amalosia Small Velvet Geckos Wells & Wellington, 1984  
Amalosia lesueurii Lesueur's Velvet Gecko (Dumeril & Bibron, 1836) Oedura lesueurii
Amphibolurus Lashtail Dragons Wagler, 1830  
Amphibolurus burnsi
Burns’ Dragon (Wells & Wellington, 1985) Lophognathus burnsi
Amphibolurus gilberti Gilbert's Dragon Gray, 1842 Lophognathus gilberti
Amphibolurus muricatus Jacky Dragon (White, ex Shaw, 1790)
Jacky Lizard
Amphibolurus muricata
Carlia Rainbow Skinks Gray, 1845  
Carlia jarnoldae Lined Rainbow-Skink Covacevich & Ingram, 1975  
Carlia longipes Closed-litter Rainbow-skink (Macleay, 1877)  
Carlia munda Striped Rainbow Skink (De Vis, 1885) Shaded-litter Rainbow-skink
Carlia triacantha Desert Rainbow-skink (Mitchell, 1953)  
Carphodactylus Chameleon Gecko Gunter, 1897  
Carphodactylus laevis Chameleon Gecko Gunther, 1897  
Chlamydosaurus Frilled Lizards Gray, 1827  
Chlamydosaurus kingii Frilled Lizard Gray, 1825 Frill-necked Dragon
Frilled-neck Lizard
Frilled Dragon
Frilled Agama
Cryptoblepharus Snake-eyed Skinks Wiegmann, 1834  
Cryptoblepharus pulcher
Elegant Snake-eyed Skink (Sternfeld, 1918) Cryptoblepharus suburbia
Cryptoblepharus virgatus Wall Skink (Garman, 1901) Ablepharus virgatus
Striped Snake-eyed Skink
Ctenophorus Bicycle Dragons Fitzinger, 1848  
Ctenophorus caudicinctus Ring-tailed Dragon (Gunther, 1875)  
Ctenophorus isolepis Central Military Dragon (Fischer, 1881)  
Ctenophorus nuchalis Central Netted Dragon (De Vis, 1884) Ctenophorus major
Ctenotus Striped Skinks Storr, 1964  
Ctenotus brooksi Brooks’ Ctenotus (Loveridge, 1933)  
Ctenotus dux Narrow-lined Ctenotus
Storr, 1969 Fine Side-lined Ctenotus
Ctenotus eutaenius Black-backed Yellow-lined Ctenotus Storr, 1981  
Ctenotus inornatus Bar-shouldered Ctenotus (J.E. Gray, 1845)  
Ctenotus leonhardii Leonhard's Ctenotus (Sternfeld, 1919)  
Ctenotus robustus Eastern Striped Skink Storr, 1970 Eastern Robust Skink
Cyclodomorphus Pink-tongued Skinks Fitzinger, 1843 Slender Blue-tongued Skinks
Cyclodomorphus gerrardii Pink-tongued Skink (J.E. Gray, 1845)  
Cyrtodactylus Ring-tailed Gecko   Bent-toed Geckos, Bow-fingered Geckos
Cyrtodactylus mcdonaldi Inland Ring-tailed Gecko
Shea, Couper, Worthington Wilmer & Amey, 2011  
Delma Delmas Gray, 1831  
Delma butleri Unbanded Delma Storr, 1987 Spinifex Delma
Diporiphora Two-lined Dragons Gray, 1842  
Diporiphora bilineata Two-lined Dragon Gray, 1842  
Diporiphora magna Yellow-sided Two-lined Dragon Storr, 1974  
Diporiphora nobbi Nobbi Dragon (Witten, 1972) Common Nobbi Dragon, Nobby
Diplodactylus Stone Geckos Gray, 1882  
Diplodactylus conspicillatus Variable Fat-tailed Gecko Lucas & Frost, 1897 Burrow-plug Gecko
Diplodactylus galeatus
Helmeted Gecko Kluge, 1963
Mesa Gecko
Diplodactylus tesselatus Tesselated Gecko
Gunther, 1875  
Egernia Skinks Gray, 1838  
Egernia cunninghami Cunningham’s Skink (J.E. Gray, 1832)  
Egernia hosmeri Hosmer’s Skink Kinghorn, 1955  
Egernia mcpheei Eastern Crevice Skink Wells & Wellington, 1984  
Egernia rugosa Yakka Skink De Vis, 1888  
Eremiascincus Sand-swimmers Greer, 1879  
Eremiascincus isolepis
Northern Bar-lipped Skink (Boulenger, 1887) Sphenomorphus isolepis

Glaphyromorphus isolepis
Eulamprus Water Skinks Fitzinger, 1843  
Eulamprus amplus Lemon-barred Forest Skink (Covacevich & McDonald, 1980) Concinnia amplus
Eulamprus brachysoma Northern Barsided Skink (Lonnberg & Andersson, 1915)  
Eulamprus martini Dark Bar-sided Skink Wells & Wellington, 1985 Concinnia martini
Eulamprus quoyi Eastern Water-skink (Dumeril & Bibron, 1839) Eastern Water Skink
Gehyra Dtellas Gray, 1834 Web-toed Geckos
Gehyra dubia Dubious dtella (Macleay, 1877)  
Gehyra purpurascens Purplish dtella Storr, 1982  
Gehyra robusta Robust Della King, 1983  
Gehyra versicolor Eastern Tree Dtella Hutchinson, Sistrom, Donnellan & Hutchinson, 2014 Variable Dtella
Gnypetoscincus Rainforest Skink Wells and Wellington, 1984
Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae Prickly Forest Skink (De Vis, 1890)  
Gowidon   Wells & Wellington, 1985  
Gowidon longirostris
Long-nosed Dragon Boulenger, 1883 Amphibolurus longirostris
Lophognathus longirostris

Long-nosed Water Dragon

Long-snouted Lashtail
Prickly Geckos Wermuth, 1965  
Heteronotia binoei
Bynoe's Gecko (Gray, 1845)  
Hypsilurus Forest Dragons W. Peters, 1867  
Hypsilurus boydii Boyd's Forest Dragon (Macleay, 1884) Northern Angle-headed Dragon
Lophosaurus boydii
Gonocephalus boydii
Tiaris boydii
Hypsilurus spinipes

Southern Angle-headed Dragon (Duméril & Duméril, 1851) Rainforest Dragon,
Southern Forest Dragon
Lophosaurus spinipes
Gonocephalus spinipes
Intellagama Australian Water Dragon Wells & Wellington, 1985  
Intellagama lesueurii Eastern Water Dragon (Gray, 1831)  
Lampropholis Sunskinks Fitzinger, 1843  
Lampropholis delicata Delicate Skink (De Vis, 1888)
Garden Skink, Rainbow Skink, Metallic Skink, Grass Skink, Plague Skink
Sliders Bell, 1833  
Lerista fragilis Eastern Mulch-slider (Gunther, 1876)  
Lialis Burton's Legless Lizard Gray, 1835
Lialis burtonis Burton's Legless Lizard Gray, 1835
Liopholis Skinks Fitzinger, 1843 Egernia
Liopholis inornata Desert Skink (Rosen, 1905)  
Lucasium Ground Geckos Wermuth, 1965  
Lucasium immaculatum Pale-striped Ground Gecko (Storr, 1988) Diplodactylus immaculatus
Lucasium steindachneri
Box-Patterned Gecko (Boulenger, 1885)  
Lucasium stenodactylum Sandplain Gecko (Boulenger, 1896) Diplodactylus stenodactylus
Crowned Gecko
Fire-tailed Skinks Gray, 1845  
Morethia taeniopleura Eastern Fire-tailed Skink

Peters, 1874

Nebulifera Robust Velvet Gecko Oliver, Bauer, Greenbaum, Jackman & Hobbie, 2012  
Nebulifera robusta
Robust Velvet Gecko (Boulenger, 1885)
Oeduera robusta
Oedura robusta
Nephrurus Knob-tailed Geckos Gunther, 1876  
Nephrurus amyae Centralian Knob-tailed Gecko Couper, 1994 Rough Knob-tailed Gecko
Nephrurus asper Prickly Knob-tailed Gecko Gunther, 1876 Rough Knob-tailed Gecko
Nephrurus laevissimus
Pale Knob-tailed Gecko Mertens, 1958  
Nephrurus levis
Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko De Vis, 1886  
Oedura Velvet Geckos Gray, 1842  
Oedura cincta Inland Marbled Velvet Gecko De Vis, 1888  
Oedura coggeri Northern Spotted Velvet Gecko Bustard, 1966  
Oedura monilis Ocellated Velvet Gecko De Vis, 1888  
Oedura tryoni Southern Spotted Velvet Gecko De Vis, 1884  
Pogona Bearded Dragons Storr, 1982  
Pogona barbata Eastern Bearded Dragon (Cuvier, 1829)  
Pogona vitticeps Central Bearded Dragon (Ahl, 1926) Inland Bearded Dragon
Phyllurus Leaf-tailed Geckos Schinz, 1822  
Phyllurus caudiannulatus Ringed Thin-tailed Gecko Covacevich, 1975  
Phyllurus nepthys

Eungella Broad-tailed Gecko Couper, Covacevich & Moritz, 1993 Peppered-belly Broad-tailed Gecko
Pygopus Scaly-feet Merrem, 1820
Pygopus nigriceps Western Hooded Scaly-foot (Fischer, 1882)  
Beaked Gecko Gunther, 1867  
Rhynchoedura ormsbyi Eastern Beaked Gecko Wells & Wellington, 1985  
Rhyncoedura ornata Western Beaked Gecko Gunther, 1867  
Three-toed Skink Gray, 1831  
Saiphos equalis Three-toed Skink (Gray, 1825)  
Saltuarius Leaf-tailed Geckos Couper, Covacevich & Moritz, 1993  
Saltuarius cornutus Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Obilby, 1892)  
Saltuarius salebrosus Rough-throated Leaf-tailed Gecko (Covacevich, 1975)  
Saltuarius wyberba
Wyberba Leaf-tailed Gecko Couper, Schneider, & Covacevich, 1997  
Saproscincus Shade Skinks Wells & Wellington, 1983  
Saproscincus tetradactylus Four-fingered Shadeskink (Greer & Kluge, 1980)  
Strophurus Spiny-tailed Geckos Fitzinger, 1843 Striped Geckos
Strophurus ciliaris Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Boulenger, 1885)
Strophurus intermedius Southern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Ogilby, 1892)
Strophurus jeanae Southern Phasmid Gecko (Storr, 1988)  
Strophurus krisalys Kristin's Spiny-tailed Gecko Sadlier, O’Meally & Shea, 2005  
Strophurus taenicauda Golden-Tailed Gecko
(De Vis, 1886)  
Tiliqua Blue-tongued Skinks Gray, 1825 Blue Tongue Lizard, Blue-tongued Lizard, Blue-tongues
Tiliqua multifasciata Centralian Blue-tongued Skink Sternfeld 1919 Centralian Blue-tongue
Tiliqua scincoides Common Blue-tongued Skink (White, 1790) Eastern Blue-tongue
Northern Blue-tongue
Australian Blue-tongued Skink
Tympanocryptis Earless Dragons Peters, 1868  
Tympanocryptis tetraporophora Eyrean Earless Dragon Lucas & Frost, 1895  
Goannas Merrem, 1820  
Varanus acanthurus Ridge-tailed Monitor Boulenger, 1885  
Varanus giganteus Perentie (Gray, 1845)  
Varanus gouldii Gould's Monitor
(Gray, 1838) Sand Goanna
Varanus panoptes Yellow-spotted Monitor Storr, 1980  
Varanus spenceri Spencer's Monitor Lucas & Frost, 1903  
Varanus tristis Black-headed Monitor (Schlegel, 1839) Black-tailed Monitor, Freckled Monitor
Varanus varius Lace Monitor (White, ex Shaw, 1790)  

Squamata Snakes Oppel, 1811  
Acrochordus File Snakes Hornstedt, 1787 Wart Snake, Java File Snake
Acrochordus arafurae
Arafura File Snake McDowell, 1979 Elephant Trunk Snake, Wrinkle File Snake
Anilios Blind Snakes Gray, 1845  
Anilios grypus
Long-beaked Blind Snake (Waite, 1918) Ramphotyphlops grypus
Ramphotyphlops nigroterminatus
Antaresia Children’s Pythons Wells & Wellington, 1984  
Antaresia stimsoni Stimson's Python (Smith, 1985) Large-blotched Python
Liasis stimsoni
Boiga Cat-Eyed Snakes Fitzinger, 1826 Cat Snakes
Boiga irregularis

Brown Tree Snake (Merrem, 1802) Night tiger
Doll's eye snake
Boiga fusca
Brachyurophis Shovel-nosed Snakes Günther, 1863  
Brachyurophis fasciolatus
Narrow-banded Shovel-nosed Snake   Simoselaps fasciolatus
Brachyurophis incinctus Unbanded Shovel-nosed Snake (Storr, 1968)  
Cacophis Crowned Snakes Gunther, 1863  
Cacophis squamulosus Golden-crowned Snake (Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril, 1854)  
Cryptophis Small-eyed Snakes Worrell, 1961  
Cryptophis nigrescens Eastern Small-eyed Snake
(Gunther, 1862) Rhinoplocephalus nigrescens
Denisonia nigrescens
Demansia Whipsnakes Gunther, 1858  
Demansia psammophis Yellow-Faced Whipsnake (Schlegel, 1837)  
Furina Naped Snakes A.M.C. Duméril, 1853  
Furina ornata
Orange-naped Snake (Gray, 1842) Moon Snake
Morelia Carpet Pythons & Relatives Gray, 1842  
Morelia kinghorni Scrub Python (Stull, 1933)  
Morelia spilota Carpet Python (Lacepede, 1804) Carpet Snake
Bredl’s Python
Inland Rivers Carpet Python
Python spilotes
Parasuta Hooded Snakes Orrell, 1961  
Parasuta monachus
Monk Snake (Storr, 1964) Hooded Snake
Suta monachus
Pseudechis Black Snakes Wagler, 1830  
Pseudechis australis Mulga Snake (Gray, 1842) King Brown Snake
Naja australis
Pseudechis weigeli
Pygmy Mulga Snake (Wells & Wellington, 1987)  
Brown Snakes Gunther, 1858  
Pseudonaja mengdeni
Western Brown Snake Wells & Wellington, 1985 Mengden’s Brown Snake, Gwardar
Pseudonaja modesta Ringed Brown Snake (Gunther, 1872)  
Simoselaps Burrowing Banded Snakes Jan, 1859  
Simoselaps anomalus Desert Banded Snake (Sternfeld, 1919)  
Slaty Snakes Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril, 1854  
Stegonotus cucullatus Slaty-grey Snake (Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril, 1854)  
Suta Stitched Snakes Worrell, 1961  
Suta suta Curl Snake (Peters, 1863)  
Keelback Jan, 1863  
Tropidonophis mairii Keelback (Gray, 1841) Freshwater Snake
Natrix mairii
Aphibiesma mairii
Styporhynchus mairii
Order Testudines Turtles Linnaeus, 1758 Chelonii
Chelodina Long-necked Turtles Fitzinger, 1826  
Chelodina longicollis Eastern Snake-necked Turtle (Shaw, 1794) Eastern Long-necked Turtle
Wollumbinia Saw-shelled Turtles Wells, 2007  
Wollumbinia bellii Bell’s Turtle (Gray, 1844) Bald Rock Creek Turtle
Elseya belli
Elseya latisternum
Myuchelys bellii
Wollumbinia latisternum Saw-shelled Turtle Gray, 1867 Elseya latisternum

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