Australia Herp List
February 2003
This is a list of all the reptiles and frogs that I photographed or identified in three weeks in Australia in February 2003. If you think any of my identifications are wrong, please let me know by sending mail to

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Ctenophorus isolepis gularis
Military Dragon
new species
Ctenophorus nuchalis
Central Netted Dragon
new species
Ctenophorus slateri
Slater’s Ring-tailed Dragon
new species
Gowidon longirostris
Long-nosed Dragon
new species
Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
Eastern Water Dragon
new species
Lophosaurus boydii
Boyd’s Forest Dragon
new species
Lophosaurus spinipes
Southern Angle-headed Dragon
new species
Pogona barbata
Eastern Bearded Dragon
new species
Pogona vitticeps
Central Bearded Dragon
new species
CarphodactylidaeSouthern Padless Geckos
Saltuarius swaini
Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko
new species
DiplodactylidaeAustral Geckos
Oedura luritja
Mereenie Velvet Gecko
new species
Strophurus ciliaris aberrans
Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko
new subspecies
GekkonidaeTypical Geckos
Gehyra dubia
Dubious Dtella
new species
Gehyra versicolor
Variable Dtella
new species
Heteronotia binoei
Bynoe’s Gecko
new species
PygopodidaeLegless Lizards
Pygopus nigriceps
Western Hooded Scaly-foot
new species
Bellatorias frerei
Major Skink
new species
Carlia crypta
no known English name
new species
Carlia rubrigularis
Northern Red-throated Skink
new species
Concinnia tenuis
Bar-sided Skink
new species
Concinnia tigrinus
Rainforest Water Skink
new species
Cryptoblepharus pulcher pulcher
Elegant Snake-eyed Skink
new subspecies
Cryptoblepharus virgatus
Striped Snake-eyed Skink
new species
Ctenotus brooksi
Wedgesnout Ctenotus
new species
Ctenotus helenae
Dusky Ctenotus
new species
Ctenotus leonhardii
Common Desert Ctenotus
new species
Eulamprus quoyii
Eastern Water Skink
new species
Glaphyromorphus fuscicaudis
Brown-tailed Bar-lipped Skink
new species
Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae
Prickly Forest Skink
new species
Saproscincus basiliscus
Basal Shade Skink
new species
Saproscincus challengeri
Challenger’s Shade Skink
new species
Saproscincus czechurai
Czechura’s Shade Skink
new species
Silvascincus murrayi
Blue-speckled Forest Skink
new species
Varanus giganteus
new species
Varanus gouldii flavirufus
Sand Monitor
new subspecies
Varanus varius
Lace Monitor
new species
ColubridaeAdvanced Snakes
Boiga irregularis
Eastern Brown Tree Snake
new species
Dendrelaphis punctulatus
Green Tree Snake
new species
ElapidaeCobras, Kraits, Coral Snakes
Demansia torquata
Collared Whip Snake
new species
Hoplocephalus stephensii
Stephens’ Banded Snake
new species
Pseudechis australis
King Brown Snake
new species
Pseudonaja mengdeni
Western Brown Snake
new species
Antaresia stimsoni orientalis
Eastern Large-blotched Python
new species
Morelia spilota mcdowelli
Eastern Carpet Python
new species
Simalia kinghorni
Australian Scrub Python
new species
Turtles and Tortoises
ChelidaeSide-necked Freshwater Turtles
Wollumbinia latisternum
Saw-shelled Turtle
new species
CheloniidaeSea Turtles
Caretta caretta
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
new species
Frogs and Toads
BufonidaeTrue Toads
Rhinella marina
Cane Toad
new species
LimnodynastidaeAustralian Ground Frogs
Limnodynastes peronii
Striped Marsh Frog
new species
MyobatrachidaeAustralian Froglets
Mixophyes fasciolatus
Great Barred Frog
new species
PelodryadidaeAustralian Treefrogs
Litoria fallax
Eastern Dwarf Treefrog
new species
Litoria peronii
Emerald-spotted Treefrog
new species
Nyctimystes infrafrenatus
White-lipped Treefrog
new species
Ranoidea caerulea
Green Treefrog
new species
Ranoidea chloris
Red-eyed Treefrog
new species
Ranoidea serrata
Green-eyed Treefrog
new species
Ranoidea sp
unidentified species
RanidaeTrue Frogs
Hylarana daemeli
Wood Frog
new species
Turtles and Tortoises:
Frogs and Toads:
new species:
new subspecies: