Western Australian Reptile Species

The following is the list of the reptiles that have been recorded in Western Australia.  The list is based on the checklist by Aplin, K.P. & Smith, L.A. (July 2001), Checklist of the frogs and reptiles of Western Australia, Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement No. 63: 51-74, Western Australian Museum.  I have also included the common names and alternative scientific names (where different) from  Cogger, H.G (1996), Reptiles and amphibians of Australia, 5th Edition, Reed Books, Chatswood NSW, and Steve Wilson & Gerry Swan (2003), A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Reed New Holland.

The species marked with the symbol are presumed to now be extinct.  The species marked with the symbol have been introduced.  I have seen the species marked in bold in Western Australia.  I have some photographs of some Western Australian reptiles.

Caretta caretta Loggerhead Turtle   
Chelonia mydas Green Turtle  
Eretmochelys imbricata Hawksbill Turtle  
Lepidochelys olivacea Pacific Ridley  
Natator depressus Flatback Turtle  
Dermochelys coriacea Leathery Turtle Luth
Chelodina kutchlingi Kutchling's Long-necked Turtle  
Chelodina oblonga Oblong Turtle  
Chelodina rugosa Northern Snake-necked Turtle Northern Long-necked Turtle
Chelodina steindachneri Flat-shelled Turtle Steindachner's Turtle
Elseya dentata Northern Snapping Turtle  
Emydura australis North-west Red-faced Turtle  
Emydura victoriae Northern Red-faced Turtle  
Pseudemydura umbrina Western Swamp Turtle  
     
Crocodylus johnstoni Freshwater Crocodile Johnstone's Crocodile
Crocodylus porosus Saltwater Crocodile Estuarine Crocodile
     
Amphibolurus norrisi Mallee Tree Dragon  
Caimanops amphiboluroides Mulga Dragon  
Chelosania brunnea Chameleon Dragon  
Chlamydosaurus kingii Frilled Lizard  
Cryptagama aurita    
Ctenophorus caudicinctus Ring-tailed Dragon  
Ctenophorus clayi Black-collared Dragon  
Ctenophorus cristatus Crested Dragon  
Ctenophorus femoralis    
Ctenophorus fordi Mallee Dragon Mallee Military Dragon
Ctenophorus isolepis Military Dragon Central Military Dragon
Ctenophorus maculatus Spotted Dragon Spotted Military Dragon
Ctenophorus mckenziei McKenzie's Dragon  
Ctenophorus nuchalis Central Netted Dragon  
Ctenophorus ornatus Ornate Dragon  
Ctenophorus pictus Painted Dragon  
Ctenophorus reticulatus Western Netted Dragon  
Ctenophorus rubens Military Dragon Ctenophorus isolepis rubens
Ctenophorus rufescens Rusty Dragon  
Ctenophorus salinarum Claypan Dragon  
Ctenophorus scutulatus Lozenge-marked Dragon  
Ctenophorus yinnietharra Yinnietharra Rock Dragon  
Diporiphora albilabris    
Diporiphora arnhemica   Diporiphora bennettii arnhemica
Diporiphora bennettii    
Diporiphora convergens    
Diporiphora lalliae    
Diporiphora linga Linga Dragon  
Diporiphora magna    
Diporiphora pindan    
Diporiphora reginae    
Diporiphora superba    
Diporiphora valens    
Diporiphora winneckei Canegrass Dragon Blue-lined Dragon
Lophognathus gilberti Gilbert's Dragon Amphibolurus gilberti
Lophognathus longirostris Long-nosed Dragon Amphibolurus longirostris
Lophognathus temporalis   Amphibolurus temporalis
Moloch horridus Thorny Devil  
Pogona microlepidota Small-scaled Bearded Dragon  
Pogona minor minima Western Bearded Dragon  
Pogona minor Dwarf Bearded Dragon  
Pogona nullarbor Nullarbor Bearded Dragon  
Rankinia adelaidensis Western Heath Dragon Tympanocryptis adelaidensis
Rankinia parviceps   Tympanocryptis parviceps
Tympanocryptis cephala Pebble Dragon Tympanocryptis cephalus
Tympanocryptis houstoni Nullarbor Earless Dragon  
Tympanocryptis lineata Lined Earless Dragon  
     
Crenadactylus ocellatus Clawless Gecko  
Diplodactylus alboguttatus White-spotted Ground Gecko  
Diplodactylus conspicillatus Fat-tailed Gecko Fat-tailed Diplodactylus
Diplodactylus damaeus Beaded Gecko Lucasium damaeum
Diplodactylus fulleri    
Diplodactylus granariensis Western Stone Gecko  
Diplodactylus kenneallyi    
Diplodactylus klugei    
Diplodactylus maini    
Diplodactylus mitchelli    
Diplodactylus ornatus    
Diplodactylus polyopthalmus Speckled Stone Gecko  
Diplodactylus pulcher    
Diplodactylus savagei    
Diplodactylus squarrosus    
Diplodactylus stenodactylus Sand-plain Gecko  
Diplodactylus wombeyi    
Nephrurus laevissimus Pale Knob-tailed Gecko  
Nephrurus levis Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko  
Nephrurus sheai Northern Knob-tailed Gecko  
Nephrurus stellatus Starred Knob-tailed Gecko  
Nephrurus vertebralis    
Nephrurus wheeleri Banded Knob-tailed Gecko  
Oedura filicipoda Fringe-toed Velvet Gecko  
Oedura gracilis    
Oedura marmorata Marbled Velvet Gecko  
Oedura obscura    
Oedura reticulata Reticulated Velvet Gecko  
Oedura rhombifera Zigzag Velvet Gecko Oedura rhombifer
Pseudothecadactylus cavaticus Western Giant Cave Gecko Pseudothecadactylus lindneri cavaticus
Rhynchoedura ornata Beaked Gecko  
Strophurus assimilis Thorn-tailed Gecko Diplodactylus assimilis
Strophurus ciliaris Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko Diplodactylus ciliaris
Strophurus elderi Jewelled Gecko Diplodactylus elderi
Strophurus intermedius Southern Spiny-tailed Gecko Diplodactylus intermedius
Strophurus jeanae   Diplodactylus jeanae
Strophurus mcmillani   Diplodactylus mcmillani
Strophurus michaelseni   Diplodactylus michaelseni
Strophurus rankini   Diplodactylus rankini
Strophurus robinsoni    
Strophurus spinigerus Soft Spiny-tailed Gecko Diplodactylus spinigerus
Strophurus strophurus Western Spiny-tailed Gecko Diplodactylus strophurus
Strophurus taeniatus   Diplodactylus taeniatus
Strophurus wellingtonae   Diplodactylus wellingtonae
Strophurus wilsoni   Diplodactylus wilsoni
Underwoodisaurus milii Thick-tailed Gecko Barking Gecko
Christinus alexanderi    
Christinus marmoratus Marbled Gecko Phyllodactylus marmoratus
Gehyra australis Northern Dtella  
Gehyra montium    
Gehyra nana    
Gehyra occidentalis    
Gehyra pilbara Pilbara Dtella  
Gehyra punctata Spotted Dtella  
Gehyra purpurascens    
Gehyra variegata Tree Dtella  
Gehyra xenopus    
Hemidactylus frenatus Asian House Gecko  
Heteronotia binoei Bynoe's Gecko  
Heteronotia planiceps    
Heteronotia spelea Desert Cave Gecko  
     
Aclys concinna Javelin Legless Lizard  
Aprasia fusca Exmouth Worm-lizard Aprasia rostrata fusca
Aprasia haroldi Shark Bay Worm-lizard  
Aprasia inaurita Red-tailed Worm-lizard  
Aprasia picturata Black-headed Worm-lizard  
Aprasia pulchella Granite Worm-lizard  
Aprasia repens Sand-plain Worm-lizard  
Aprasia rostrata Monte Bello Worm-lizard  
Aprasia smithi Black-tipped Worm-lizard  
Aprasia striolata Lined Worm-lizard  
Delma australis    
Delma borea    
Delma butleri    
Delma elegans    
Delma fraseri    
Delma grayii    
Delma haroldi    
Delma nasuta    
Delma pax    
Delma tincta    
Lialis burtonis Burton's Snake-lizard  
Pletholax gracilis Keeled Legless Lizard  
Pygopus lepidopodus Common Scaly-foot  
Pygopus nigriceps Western Hooded Scaly-foot  
Pygopus steelescotti Northern Hooded Scaly-foot  
     
Acritoscincus trilineatum Western Three-lined Skink Bassiana trilineata
Carlia amax Two-spined Rainbow Skink  
Carlia gracilis    
Carlia johnstonei    
Carlia munda    
Carlia rufilatus    
Carlia triacantha    
Cryptoblepharus carnabyi    
Cryptoblepharus megastictus    
Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus Fence Skink  
Cryptoblepharus virgatus    
Ctenotus alacer Lively Ctenotus  
Ctenotus alleni    
Ctenotus angusticeps    
Ctenotus ariadnae    
Ctenotus atlas    
Ctenotus australis Western Limestone Ctenotus  
Ctenotus brooksi    
Ctenotus burbidgei   Ctenotus mastigura burbidgei
Ctenotus calurus Blue-tailed Ctenotus  
Ctenotus catenifer    
Ctenotus colletti    
Ctenotus decaneurus Ten-lined Ctenotus  
Ctenotus delli Darling Range Heath Ctenotus  
Ctenotus duricola   Ctenotus piankai duricola
Ctenotus dux Narrow-lined Ctenotus  
Ctenotus ehmanni    
Ctenotus fallens    
Ctenotus gemmula    
Ctenotus grandis    
Ctenotus greeri    
Ctenotus hanloni    
Ctenotus helenae    
Ctenotus iapetus   Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus iapetus
Ctenotus impar South-western Odd-striped Ctenotus  
Ctenotus inornatus    
Ctenotus labillardieri    
Ctenotus lancelini Lancelin Island Skink  
Ctenotus leae    
Ctenotus leonhardii    
Ctenotus maryani    
Ctenotus mastigura    
Ctenotus militaris    
Ctenotus mimetes    
Ctenotus nasutus   Ctenotus colletti nasutus
Ctenotus nigrilineatus    
Ctenotus orientalis   Ctenotus uber orientalis
Ctenotus pallescens    
Ctenotus pantherinus Leopard Ctenotus  
Ctenotus piankai    
Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus Fourteen-lined Ctenotus  
Ctenotus regius Royal Ctenotus  
Ctenotus rimacola    
Ctenotus robustus Eastern Striped Skink  
Ctenotus rubicundus    
Ctenotus rufescens   Ctenotus colletti rufescens
Ctenotus rutilans    
Ctenotus saxatilis Rock Ctenotus  
Ctenotus schomburgkii    
Ctenotus septenarius    
Ctenotus serventyi    
Ctenotus severus    
Ctenotus tanamiensis Tanami Ctenotus  
Ctenotus tantillus    
Ctenotus uber    
Ctenotus xenopleura    
Ctenotus yampiensis   Ctenotus decaneurus yampiensis
Ctenotus youngsoni    
Ctenotus zastictus    
Cyclodomorphus branchialis Gilled Slender Blue-tongue  
Cyclodomorphus celatus Western Slender Blue-tongue  
Cyclodomorphus maximus Giant Slender Blue-tongue Cyclodomorphus maxima
Cyclodomorphus melanops Spinifex Slender Blue-tongue  
Egernia depressa Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink  
Egernia douglasi    
Egernia formosa    
Egernia inornata Desert Skink  
Egernia kingii King's Skink  
Egernia kintorei Great Desert Skink  
Egernia luctuosa Mourning Skink  
Egernia multiscutata Bull Skink  
Egernia napoleonis    
Egernia pilbarensis    
Egernia pulchra    
Egernia richardi    
Egernia stokesii Gidgee Skink Stokes' Skink
Egernia striata Night Skink  
Eremiascincus fasciolatus Narrow-banded Sand Swimmer  
Eremiascincus richardsonii Broad-banded Sand Swimmer  
Glaphyromorphus brongersmai    
Glaphyromorphus darwiniensis    
Glaphyromorphus gracilipes    
Glaphyromorphus isolepis    
Hemiergis initialis    
Hemiergis millewae    
Hemiergis peronii    
Hemiergis quadrilineata Two-toed Earless Skink Hemiergis quadrilineatum
Lerista allochira    
Lerista apoda    
Lerista arenicola Lerista microtis arenicola
Lerista axillaris    
Lerista baynesi   Lerista picturata baynesi
Lerista bipes    
Lerista borealis    
Lerista bunglebungle    
Lerista christinae    
Lerista connivens    
Lerista desertorum    
Lerista distinguenda    
Lerista dorsalis    
Lerista elegans    
Lerista eupoda    
Lerista flammicauda    
Lerista gascoynensis    
Lerista gerrardii    
Lerista greeri    
Lerista griffini    
Lerista haroldi    
Lerista humphriesi    
Lerista ips    
Lerista kalumburu    
Lerista kendricki    
Lerista kennedyensis    
Lerista labialis    
Lerista lineata    
Lerista lineopunctulata    
Lerista macropisthopus    
Lerista microtis    
Lerista muelleri    
Lerista neander    
Lerista nichollsi    
Lerista onsloviana    
Lerista orientalis    
Lerista petersoni    
Lerista picturata    
Lerista planiventralis    
Lerista praefrontalis    
Lerista praepedita    
Lerista puncticauda    
Lerista quadrivincula    
Lerista robusta    
Lerista separanda    
Lerista simillima    
Lerista stictopleura    
Lerista taeniata    
Lerista tridactyla    
Lerista uniduo    
Lerista varia    
Lerista vermicularis    
Lerista viduata    
Lerista walkeri    
Lerista xanthura    
Lerista yuna    
Lerista zietzi   Lerista chalybura
Menetia greyii    
Menetia maini    
Menetia surda    
Morethia adelaidensis    
Morethia boulengeri    
Morethia butleri    
Morethia lineoocellata    
Morethia obscura    
Morethia ruficauda    
Morethia storri    
Notoscincus butleri    
Notoscincus ornatus    
Proablepharus reginae    
Proablepharus tenuis    
Pseudemoia baudini Bight Coast Skink  
Tiliqua multifasciata Centralian Blue-tongued Lizard Centralian Blue-tongue
Tiliqua occipitalis Western Blue-tongued Lizard Western Blue-tongue
Tiliqua rugosa Shingleback Trachydosaurus rugosus
Tiliqua scincoides Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard Northern Blue-tongue
     
Varanus acanthurus Ridge-tailed Monitor Spiny-tailed Monitor
Varanus brevicauda Short-tailed Pygmy Monitor  
Varanus caudolineatus Stripe-tailed Monitor  
Varanus eremius Pygmy Desert Monitor  
Varanus giganteus Perentie  
Varanus gilleni Pygmy Mulga Monitor  
Varanus glauerti Kimberley Rock Monitor  
Varanus gouldii Gould's Monitor Sand Goanna
Varanus glebopalma Black-palmed Monitor Twilight Monitor
Varanus kingorum Long-tailed Rock Monitor  
Varanus mertensi Merten's Water Monitor  
Varanus mitchelli Mitchell's Water Monitor  
Varanus panoptes Yellow-spotted Monitor  
Varanus pilbarensis Pilbara Rock Monitor  
Varanus rosenbergi Rosenberg's Monitor Heath Monitor
Varanus scalaris Spotted Tree Monitor Varanus timorensis scalaris
Varanus storri Storr's Monitor  
Varanus tristis Black-headed Monitor Freckled Monitor
     
Ramphotyphlops ammodytes   Ramphotyphlops diversus ammodytes
Ramphotyphlops australis Southern Blind Snake  
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus Prong-snouted Blind Snake  
Ramphotyphlops braminus Flower-pot Blind Snake Flowerpot Snake
Ramphotyphlops diversus    
Ramphotyphlops endoterus    
Ramphotyphlops ganei    
Ramphotyphlops grypus Beaked Blind Snake  
Ramphotyphlops guentheri    
Ramphotyphlops hamatus    
Ramphotyphlops howi    
Ramphotyphlops kimberleyensis    
Ramphotyphlops leptosoma Murchison Blind Snake  
Ramphotyphlops ligatus    
Ramphotyphlops longissimus    
Ramphotyphlops margaretae    
Ramphotyphlops micromma Small-eyed Blind Snake  
Ramphotyphlops pilbarensis Pilbara Blind Snake  
Ramphotyphlops pinguis Fat Blind Snake  
Ramphotyphlops splendidus    
Ramphotyphlops troglodytes    
Ramphotyphlops unguirostris Claw-snouted Blind Snake  
Ramphotyphlops waitii    
Ramphotyphlops yampiensis    
     
Antaresia childreni Children's Python Liasis childreni
Antaresia perthensis Pygmy Python Liasis perthensis
Antaresia stimsoni Stimson's Python Liasis stimsoni
Aspidites melanocephalus Black-headed Python  
Aspidites ramsayi Woma Python Ramsay's Python
Liasis mackloti fuscus Water Python Liasis fuscus
Liasis olivaceus Olive Python  
Morelia carinata Rough-scaled Python  
Morelia spilota Carpet Python  
Acrochordus granulatus Little Wart Snake Little File Snake
Boiga irregularis Brown Tree Snake  
Dendrelaphis punctulata Common Tree Snake Green Tree Snake
Cerberus australis Australian Bockadam Cerberus rynchops
Fordonia leucobalia White-bellied Mangrove Snake  
Myron richardsonii Richardson's Mangrove Snake   
Tropidonophis mairii Keelback Freshwater Snake
Acanthophis antarcticus Southern Death Adder Common Death Adder
Acanthophis praelongus Northern Death Adder  
Acanthophis pyrrhus Desert Death Adder  
Acanthophis wellsi Pilbara Death Adder   
Brachyurophis approximans North-western Shovel-nosed Snake  Simoselaps approximans
Brachyurophis fasciolata Narrow-banded Shovel-nosed Snake Simoselaps fasciolatus
Brachyurophis roperi Northern Shovel-nosed Snake Simoselaps semifasciatus roperi
Brachyurophis semifasciata Southern Shovel-nosed Snake Simoselaps semifasciatus
Cryptophis pallidiceps Northern Small-eyed Snake Rhinoplocephalus pallidiceps
Demansia calodera Black-necked Whipsnake Demansia olivacea calodera
Demansia olivacea Olive Whipsnake Marble-headed Whipsnake
Demansia papuensis Greater Black Whipsnake  
Demansia psammophis Yellow-faced Whipsnake  
Demansia rufescens Rufous Whipsnake Demansia olivacea rufescens
Demansia simplex Grey Whipsnake  
Demansia vestigata Lesser Black Whipsnake  
Drysdalia mastersii Masters' Snake  
Echiopsis curta Bardick  
Elapognathus coronatus Western Crowned Snake Drysdalia coronota
Elapognathus minor Short-nosed Snake Little Brown Snake
Furina ornata Orange-naped Snake Moon Snake
Neelaps bimaculatus Western Black-naped Snake Simoselaps bimaculatus
Neelaps calonotus Western Black-striped Snake Simoselaps calonotus
Notechis scutatus Tiger Snake Notechis ater occidentalis
Oxyuranus scutellatus Taipan  
Paroplocephalus atriceps Lake Cronin Snake Echiopsis atriceps
Parasuta gouldii Gould's Hooded Snake Suta gouldii
Parasuta monachus Monk Snake Suta monachus
Parasuta nigriceps Mitchell's Short-tailed Snake Suta nigriceps
Parasuta spectabilis Mallee Black-headed Snake Suta spectabilis
Pseudechis australis Mulga Snake King Brown Snake
Pseudechis butleri Butler's Snake Spotted Mulga Snake
Pseudonaja affinis Dugite  
Pseudonaja ingrami Ingram's Brown Snake  
Pseudonaja modesta Ringed Brown Snake  
Pseudonaja nuchalis Gwardar Western Brown Snake
Pseudonaja textilis Eastern Brown Snake  
Rhinocephalus bicolor Square-nosed Snake  
Simoselaps anomalus Desert Banded Snake   
Simoselaps bertholdi Jan's Banded Snake
Simoselaps littoralis West Coast Banded Snake  
Simoselaps minimus Dampierland Burrowing Snake  
Suta fasciata Rosen's Snake  
Suta ordensis Ord Snake  
Suta punctata Spotted Snake Little Spotted Snake
Suta suta Myall Snake Curl Snake
Vermicella intermedia Wide-banded Northern Bandy Bandy  
Vermicella multifasciata Narrow-banded Northern Bandy Bandy  
Vermicella snelli Pilbara Bandy Bandy Vermicella annulata snelli
     
Acalyptophis peronii Horned Sea Snake  
Aipysurus apraefrontalis Short-nosed Sea Snake  
Aipysurus duboisii Dubois' Sea Snake  
Aipysurus eydouxii Eydoux's Sea Snake  
Aipysurus foliosquama Leaf-scaled Sea Snake  
Aipysurus fuscus Dusky Sea Snake  
Aipysurus laevis Golden Sea Snake Olive Sea Snake
Aipysurus pooleorum Shark Bay Sea Snake Aipysurus laevis pooleorum
Aipysurus tenuis Mjoberg's Sea Snake  
Disteira kingii Spectacled Sea Snake  
Disteira major Olive-headed Sea Snake  
Disteira stokesii Stokes' Sea Snake Astrotia stokesii
Emydocephalus annulatus Turtle-headed Sea Snake  
Ephalophis grayae Mangrove Sea Snake Ephalophis greyi
Hydrelaps darwiniensis Black-ringed Mangrove Snake  
Hydrophis coggeri Black-headed Sea Snake  
Hydrophis czeblukovi Geometrical Sea Snake  
Hydrophis elegans Bar-bellied Sea Snake  
Hydrophis mcdowelli McDowell's Sea Snake  
Hydrophis ocellatus Spotted Sea Snake Hydrophis ornatus ocellatus
Lapemis hardwickii Short Sea Snake  
Pelamis platura Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Pelamis platurus

 

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