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No thumbnail available Glaphyromorphus arnhemicus Arnhem mulch-skink Glaphyromorphus Scincidae (Storr) 1967 Elevated from subspecies of Cape York mulch-skink (Glaphyromorphus crassicaudus). Northern Territory
No thumbnail available Oedura argentea Silver-eyed velvet gecko Oedura Gekkonidae Hoskin, Zozaya & Vanderduys 2018 Queensland
No thumbnail available Gehyra peninsularis Burrup Peninsula rock gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Bauer, Pepper & Keogh 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra micra Small Pilbara spotted rock gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Bauer, Pepper & Keogh 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra media Medium Pilbara spotted rock gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Bauer, Pepper & Keogh 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra fenestrula Hamersley Range spotted gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Bauer, Pepper & Keogh 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra polka Large-spotted mid-west rock gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Bauer, Pepper & Keogh 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra punctulata Small-spotted mid-west rock gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Bauer, Pepper & Keogh 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra macra Large Pilbara rock gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Bauer, Pepper & Keogh 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra unguiculata Crescent-marked Pilbara gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Kealley, Doughty, Pepper, Keogh, Hillyer & Huey 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra incognita Northern Pilbara cryptic gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Kealley, Doughty, Pepper, Keogh, Hillyer & Huey 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra ocellata Pilbara island gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Kealley, Doughty, Pepper, Keogh, Hillyer & Huey 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra crypta Western cryptic gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Kealley, Doughty, Pepper, Keogh, Hillyer & Huey 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra capensis North West Cape gehyra Gehyra Gekkonidae Kealley, Doughty, Pepper, Keogh, Hillyer & Huey 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Vermicella parscauda Cape York bandy-bandy Vermicella Elapidae Derez, Arbuckle, Ruan, Xie, Huang, Dibben, Shi, Vonk & Fry 2018 Queensland
No thumbnail available Eremiascincus rubiginosus Rusty skink Eremiascincus Scincidae Mecke & Doughty 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Lampropholis bellendenkerensis Bellenden Ker sunskink Lampropholis Scincidae Singhal, Hoskin, Couper, Potter & Moritz 2018 Queensland
No thumbnail available Lampropholis elliotensis Mount Elliot sunskink Lampropholis Scincidae Singhal, Hoskin, Couper, Potter & Moritz 2018 Queensland
No thumbnail available Carlia crypta Northern red-throated rainbow-skink Carlia Scincidae Singhal, Hoskin, Couper, Potter & Moritz 2018 Queensland
No thumbnail available Lampropholis similis Southern rainforest sunskink Lampropholis Scincidae Singhal, Hoskin, Couper, Potter & Moritz 2018 Queensland
No thumbnail available Gehyra pseudopunctata Southern Kimberley spotted gecko Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Bourke, Tedeschi, Oliver, & Moritz 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra pluraporosa Northern Kimberley gecko Gehyra Gekkonidae Bourke, Doughty, Tedeschi, Oliver, Myers & Moritz 2018 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Gehyra paranana Litchfield spotted gecko Gehyra Gekkonidae Bourke, Doughty, Tedeschi, Oliver & Moritz 2018 Northern Territory
No thumbnail available Gehyra granulum Kimberley granular-toed gecko Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Palmer, Bourke, Tedeschi, Oliver & Moritz 2018 Western Australia
lesser robust fine-lined slider (Lerista karlschmidti)
Elcho Island, Northern Territory
© Eric Vanderduys
Lerista karlschmidti Lesser robust fine-lined slider Lerista Scincidae (Marx & Hosmer) 1959 No longer considered part of the Queensland fauna. Northern Territory
No thumbnail available Strophurus trux Golden-eyed gecko Strophurus Gekkonidae Vanderduys 2017 Queensland
No thumbnail available Anilios systenos Sharp-snouted blindsnake Anilios Typhlopidae Ellis & Doughty 2017 Split from Murchison blind snake (Anilios leptosoma). Western Australia
No thumbnail available Anilios obtusifrons Blunt-snouted blindsnake Anilios Typhlopidae Ellis & Doughty 2017 Split from Murchison blind snake (Anilios leptosoma). Western Australia
Murchison blind snake (Anilios leptosoma)
Kalbarri region, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Anilios leptosoma Murchison blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Robb) 1972 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Sharp-snouted blindsnake (Anilios systenos) and blunt-snouted blindsnake (Anilios obtusifrons ) were split from this species in 2017. Western Australia
southern dotted-line robust slider (Lerista lineopunctulata)
Perth, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Lerista lineopunctulata Southern dotted-line robust slider Lerista Scincidae (Duméril & Bibron) 1839 Western Australia
northern dotted-line robust slider (Lerista miopus)
Carrarang Station, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Lerista miopus Northern dotted-line robust slider Lerista Scincidae (Günther) 1867 Western Australia
Monsoonal three-keeled rainbow-skink (Carlia isostriacantha)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Carlia isostriacantha Monsoonal three-keeled rainbow-skink Carlia Scincidae Alfonso Silva, Santos, Ogilvie & Moritz 2017 Western Australia
Northern Territory
No thumbnail available Carlia insularis Kimberley islands rainbow-skink Carlia Scincidae Alfonso Silva, Santos, Ogilvie & Moritz 2017 Western Australia
Kimberley lined ctenotus (Ctenotus rhabdotus)
Central Kimberley, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Ctenotus rhabdotus Kimberley lined ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae Rabosky & Doughty 2017 Western Australia
Northern Territory
Western Pilbara lined ctenotus (Ctenotus pallasotus)
Hamersley Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Ctenotus pallasotus Western Pilbara lined ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae Doughty & Rabosky 2017 Western Australia
Barkly Death Adder (Acanthophis hawkei)
Barkly Tablelands, Northern Territory
© Chris Jolly
Acanthophis hawkei Barkly Death Adder Acanthophis Elapidae Wells & Wellington 1985 Northern Territory
carpet python (Morelia spilota)
Mount Glorious, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Morelia spilota Carpet python Morelia Pythonidae (Lacépède) 1804 Removed the Centralian carpet python (Morelia bredli) and elevated to full species level. Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Victoria
Western Australia
centralian carpet python (Morelia bredli)
MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Morelia bredli Centralian carpet python Morelia Pythonidae (Gow) 1981 Elevated from a subspecies of the carpet python (Morelia spilota). Northern Territory
Eastern pygmy mulga snake (Pseudechis pailsei)
Mt Isa, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Pseudechis pailsei Eastern pygmy mulga snake Pseudechis Elapidae (Hoser) 1998 Queensland
Northern Territory
Oenpelli python (Simalia oenpelliensis)
Arnhem Escarpment, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Simalia oenpelliensis Oenpelli python Simalia Pythonidae (Gow) 1977 Moved from Morelia to Simalia. Northern Territory
scrub python (Simalia kinghorni)
Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Simalia kinghorni Scrub python Simalia Pythonidae (Stull) 1933 Moved from Morelia to Simalia. Queensland
north-eastern blind snake (Anilios torresianus)
Kirrama, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Anilios torresianus North-eastern blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Boulenger) 1889 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Queensland
water python (Liasis fuscus)
Fogg Dam, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Liasis fuscus Water python Liasis Pythonidae Peters 1873 Formerly Liasis mackloti, specimens from Australia are now considered to be a distinct species. Northern Territory
Queensland
Western Australia
Cape York shovel-nosed snake (Brachyurophis campbelli)
Aurukun, Queensland
© Anders Zimny
Brachyurophis campbelli Cape York shovel-nosed snake Brachyurophis Elapidae (Kinghorn) 1929 Exhumed from Southern shovel-nosed snake (Brachyurophis semifasciatus). Queensland
yellow-faced whipsnake (Demansia psammophis)
Barakula State Forest, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Demansia psammophis Yellow-faced whipsnake Demansia Elapidae (Schlegel) 1837 Elevated the cupreiceps subspecies to full species. Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Victoria
reticulated whipsnake (Demansia reticulata)
Jurien Bay, Western Australia
© Brendan Schembri
Demansia reticulata Reticulated whipsnake Demansia Elapidae (Gray) 1842 Elevated from subspecies of yellow-faced whipsnake (Demansia psammophis). Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
No thumbnail available Ctenophorus graafi Graaf's ring-tailed dragon Ctenophorus Agamidae (Storr) 1967 Elevated from a subspecies of western ring-tailed dragon (Ctenophorus caudicinctus). Northern Territory
Western Australia
Slater's ring-tailed dragon (Ctenophorus slateri)
Lark Quarry, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Ctenophorus slateri Slater's ring-tailed dragon Ctenophorus Agamidae (Storr) 1967 Elevated from a subspecies of western ring-tailed dragon (Ctenophorus caudicinctus). Queensland
Northern Territory
Western Australia
South Australia
No thumbnail available Ctenophorus infans Laverton ring-tailed dragon Ctenophorus Agamidae (Storr) 1967 Elevated from a subspecies of western ring-tailed dragon (Ctenophorus caudicinctus). Western Australia
Einasleigh rock dtella (Gehyra einasleighensis)
Mingela, Queensland
© Stephen Zozaya
Gehyra einasleighensis Einasleigh rock dtella Gehyra Gekkonidae Bourke, Pratt, Vanderduys & Moritz 2017 Recently split from northern spotted rock dtella (Gehyra nana). Queensland
north-eastern death adder (Acanthophis praelongus)
Iron Range, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Acanthophis praelongus North-eastern death adder Acanthophis Elapidae Ramsay 1877 Separated from Top End death adder (Acanthophis rugosus). Queensland
Top End death adder (Acanthophis rugosus)
Daly Waters, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Acanthophis rugosus Top End death adder Acanthophis Elapidae Loveridge 1948 Removed from North-eastern death adder (Acanthophis praelongus). Northern Territory
Queensland
flat-tailed house gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
© Stewart Macdonald
Hemidactylus platyurus Flat-tailed house gecko Hemidactylus Gekkonidae (Schneider) 1792 Recently found as an invasive species on Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Sri Lankan house gecko (Hemidactylus parvimaculatus)
Sri Lanka
© Ruchira Somaweera
Hemidactylus parvimaculatus Sri Lankan house gecko Hemidactylus Gekkonidae Deraniyagala 1953 Recently found as an invasive species on Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Mereenie velvet gecko (Oedura luritja)
Finke Gorge National Park, Northern Territory
© Jordan de Jong
Oedura luritja Mereenie velvet gecko Oedura Gekkonidae Oliver & McDonald 2016 Split from Marbled velvet gecko (Oedura marmorata). Northern Territory
Kimberley clawless gecko (Crenadactylus naso)
Mitchell Plateau, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Crenadactylus naso Kimberley clawless gecko Crenadactylus Gekkonidae Storr 1978 Western Australia,Northern Territory,Queensland
South-west Kimberley clawless gecko (Crenadactylus rostralis)
Geikie Gorge, Western Australia
© Paul Oliver
Crenadactylus rostralis South-west Kimberley clawless gecko Crenadactylus Gekkonidae Storr 1978 Western Australia
Pilbara clawless gecko (Crenadactylus pilbarensis)
Hamersley Range, Western Austral
© Ray Lloyd
Crenadactylus pilbarensis Pilbara clawless gecko Crenadactylus Gekkonidae Doughty, Ellis & Oliver 2016 Western Australia
Cape Range clawless gecko (Crenadactylus tuberculatus)
Exmouth region, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Crenadactylus tuberculatus Cape Range clawless gecko Crenadactylus Gekkonidae Doughty, Ellis & Oliver 2016 Western Australia
Western clawless gecko (Crenadactylus occidentalis)
Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Crenadactylus occidentalis Western clawless gecko Crenadactylus Gekkonidae Doughty, Ellis & Oliver 2016 Western Australia
south-western clawless gecko (Crenadactylus ocellatus)
Perth region, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Crenadactylus ocellatus South-western clawless gecko Crenadactylus Gekkonidae (Gray) 1845 Western Australia
Central Uplands clawless gecko (Crenadactylus horni)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Crenadactylus horni Central Uplands clawless gecko Crenadactylus Gekkonidae (Lucas & Frost) 1895 Northern Territory,South Australia
unbanded delma (Delma butleri)
Denham, Western Australia
© Mark Sanders
Delma butleri Unbanded delma Delma Pygopodidae Storr 1987 Delma butleri is now considered a senior synonym of Delma haroldi Storr 1987. New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Victoria
No thumbnail available Hydrophis ocellatus Ocellated sea snake Hydrophis Hydrophiidae Gray 1849 Elevated to full species status from Hydrophis ornatus ocellatus. 200 m bathymetric
No thumbnail available Hydrophis belcheri Belcher's sea snake Hydrophis Hydrophiidae (Gray) 1849 Added to AROD. Northern Territory
Queensland
200m bathymetric
northern long-necked turtle (Chelodina oblonga)
Marrakai, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Chelodina oblonga Northern long-necked turtle Chelodina Cheluidae Gray 1841 The long-necked turtles from northern Australia were changed from Chelodina rugosa. Northern Territory
Queensland
Western Australia
south-western long-necked turtle (Chelodina colliei)
Darling Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Chelodina colliei South-western long-necked turtle Chelodina Cheluidae Gray 1856 The south-western long-necked turtle was formerly known as Chelodina oblonga. This name is now use for the long-necks from northern Australia. Western Australia
No thumbnail available Lerista vittata Side-striped fine-lined slider Lerista Scincidae Greer, McDonald & Lawrie 1983 Populations from the vicinity of Blackbraes National Park have been reassigned to leaden-bellied fine-line slider (Lerista vanderduysi). Queensland
Chillagoe fine-lined slider (Lerista storri)
Talaroo Station, Queensland
© Brendan Schembri
Lerista storri Chillagoe fine-lined slider Lerista Scincidae Greer, McDonald & Lawrie 1983 Populations from the Charters Towers region have been reassigned to vine-thicket fine-lined slider (Lerista cinerea). Queensland
vine-thicket fine-lined slider (Lerista cinerea)
Hann Creek, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Lerista cinerea Vine-thicket fine-lined slider Lerista Scincidae Greer, McDonald & Lawrie 1983 Populations of Chillagoe fine-lined slider (Lerista storri) from the Charters Towers region have now been reassigned to vine-thicket fine-lined slider (Lerista cinerea). Queensland
Hobson's fine-lined slider (Lerista hobsoni)
Pentland, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Lerista hobsoni Hobson's fine-lined slider Lerista Scincidae Amey, Couper & Worthington Wilmer 2016 Split from vine-thicket fine-lined slider (Lerista cinerea) in 2016 Queensland
leaden-bellied fine-line slider (Lerista vanderduysi)
Lynd, Queensland
© Eric Vanderduys
Lerista vanderduysi Leaden-bellied fine-line slider Lerista Scincidae Amey, Couper & Worthington Wilmer 2016 Split from Side-striped fine-lined slider (Lerista vittata) in 2016. Queensland
No thumbnail available Anilios zonula West Kimberley blindsnake Anilios Typhlopidae Ellis 2016 Described in 2016. Western Australia
centralian lashtail dragon (Amphibolurus centralis)
Ti Tree, Northern Territory
© Jordan de Jong
Amphibolurus centralis Centralian lashtail dragon Amphibolurus Agamidae (Loveridge) 1933 Northern Territory
Queensland
robust burrowing snake (Antaioserpens albiceps)
Aurukuun, Queensland
© Anders Zimny
Antaioserpens albiceps Robust burrowing snake Antaioserpens Elapidae (Boulenger) 1898 Queensland
Warrego burrowing snake (Antaioserpens warro)
Chesterton Range, Queensland
© Jon-Paul Emery
Antaioserpens warro Warrego burrowing snake Antaioserpens Elapidae (De Vis) 1884 Queensland
No thumbnail available Elseya flaviventralis Yellow-bellied snapping turtle Elseya Cheluidae Thomson & Georges 2016 Northern Territory
Goldfields pebble-mimic dragons (Tympanocryptis pseudopsephos)
Meekatharra, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Tympanocryptis pseudopsephos Goldfields pebble-mimic dragons Tympanocryptis Agamidae Doughty, Kealley, Shoo & Melville 2015 Western Australia
Fortescue pebble-mimic dragon (Tympanocryptis fortescuensis)
Chichester Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Tympanocryptis fortescuensis Fortescue pebble-mimic dragon Tympanocryptis Agamidae Doughty, Kealley, Shoo & Melville 2015 Western Australia
Hamersley pebble-mimic dragon (Tympanocryptis diabolicus)
Hamersley Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Tympanocryptis diabolicus Hamersley pebble-mimic dragon Tympanocryptis Agamidae Doughty, Kealley, Shoo & Melville 2015 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Tympanocryptis gigas Gascoyne pebble-mimic dragon Tympanocryptis Agamidae Mitchell 1948 Western Australia
western marbled velvet gecko (Oedura fimbria)
Karijini NP, Western Australia
© Stephen Zozaya
Oedura fimbria Western marbled velvet gecko Oedura Gekkonidae Oliver & Doughty 2016 Western Australia
Gulf marbled velvet gecko (Oedura bella)
Western Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Oedura bella Gulf marbled velvet gecko Oedura Gekkonidae Oliver & Doughty 2016 Queensland
Northern Territory
inland marbled velvet gecko (Oedura cincta)
MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
© Stephen Zozaya
Oedura cincta Inland marbled velvet gecko Oedura Gekkonidae de Vis 1888 Queensland
Northern Territory
New South Wales
South Australia
Kimberley Karst gecko (Gehyra girloorloo)
Southern Kimberley, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Gehyra girloorloo Kimberley Karst gecko Gehyra Gekkonidae Oliver, Bourke, Pratt, Doughty & Moritz 2016 Western Australia
robust termitaria gecko (Gehyra kimberleyi)
Halls Creek, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Gehyra kimberleyi Robust termitaria gecko Gehyra Gekkonidae Börner & Schüttler 1983 Western Australia
Northern Territory
Congoo gecko (Strophurus congoo)
Petford region, Queensland
© Eric Vanderduys
Strophurus congoo Congoo gecko Strophurus Gekkonidae Vanderduys 2016 Queensland
Kimberley death adder (Acanthophis cryptamydros)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
© Brendan Schembri
Acanthophis cryptamydros Kimberley death adder Acanthophis Elapidae Maddock, Ellis, Doughty, Smith & Wüster 2015 Split from Top End death adder (Acanthophis rugosus). Western Australia
Northern Territory
Bamboo Range rock skink (Liburnascincus artemis)
Musgrave region, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Liburnascincus artemis Bamboo Range rock skink Liburnascincus Scincidae Hoskin & Couper 2015 Queensland
Eastern deserts fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus ameyi)
Winton region, Queensland
© Stephen Zozaya
Diplodactylus ameyi Eastern deserts fat-tailed gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Couper & Oliver 2016 Split from Eastern fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus platyurus), which in turn was split from variable fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus). Queensland
New South Wales
Wicherina worm lizard (Aprasia wicherina)
Wicherina region, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Aprasia wicherina Wicherina worm lizard Aprasia Pygopodidae Maryan, Adams & Aplin 2015 Western Australia
No thumbnail available Anilios fossor Miner blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae Shea 2015 Described in 2015. Northern Territory
No thumbnail available Anilios insperatus Fassifern blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae Venchi, Wilson & Borsboom 2015 Described in 2015. Queensland
heath delma (Delma hebesa)
Fitzgerald National Park, Western Australia
© Henry Cook
Delma hebesa Heath delma Delma Pygopodidae Maryan, Brennan, Adams & Aplin 2015 Split from Marble-faced delma (Delma australis) in 2015. Western Australia
marble-faced delma (Delma australis)
Ngarkat Conservation Park, South Australia
© Jordan de Jong
Delma australis Marble-faced delma Delma Pygopodidae Kluge 1974 Heath delma (Delma hebesa) was split from this species in 2015. New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Victoria
Western Australia
Dampier Peninsula goanna (Varanus sparnus)
Mt Jowlaenga, Western Australia
© Ryan Ellis
Varanus sparnus Dampier Peninsula goanna Varanus Varanidae Doughty, Kealley, Fitch & Donnellan 2014 Split from Short-tailed pygmy monitor (Varanus brevicauda) in 2014. Western Australia
short-tailed pygmy monitor (Varanus brevicauda)
Tanami Desert, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Varanus brevicauda Short-tailed pygmy monitor Varanus Varanidae Boulenger 1898 Dampier Peninsula goanna (Varanus sparnus) was split from this species in 2014. Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Kimberley fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus custos)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
© Brendan Schembri
Diplodactylus custos Kimberley fat-tailed gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Couper, Oliver & Pepper 2014 Split from Variable fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus) in 2014. Western Australia
western fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus bilybara)
Hamersley Range, Western Australia
© Jordan de Jong
Diplodactylus bilybara Western fat-tailed gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Couper, Pepper & Oliver 2014 Split from Variable fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus) in 2014. Western Australia
Gulf fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus barraganae)
Doomadgee, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Diplodactylus barraganae Gulf fat-tailed gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Couper, Oliver & Pepper 2014 Split from Variable fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus) in 2014. Queensland
Northern Territory
Eastern fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus platyurus)
Moranbah, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Diplodactylus platyurus Eastern fat-tailed gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Parker 1926 Resurrected from synonymy with variable fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus) in 2014. Queensland
New South Wales
South Australia
Desert fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus laevis)
Simpson Desert, Queensland
© Jordan de Jong
Diplodactylus laevis Desert fat-tailed gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae (Sternfield) 1924 Resurrected from synonymy with variable fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus) in 2014. Northern Territory
Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
northern fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus hillii)
Daly River, Northern Territory
© Brendan Schembri
Diplodactylus hillii Northern fat-tailed gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Longman 1915 Resurrected from synonymy with variable fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus) in 2014. Northern Territory
variable fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
© Jordan de Jong
Diplodactylus conspicillatus Variable fat-tailed gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Lucas & Frost 1897 Split into multiple species in 2014. Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
dwarf litter-skink (Pygmaeascincus timlowi)
Biggenden, Queensland
© Mark Sanders
Pygmaeascincus timlowi Dwarf litter-skink Pygmaeascincus Scincidae Ingram 1977 Moved from Menetia to Pygmaeascincus in 2014.1 Queensland
Magnetic Island dwarf skink (Pygmaeascincus sadlieri)
Magnetic Island, Queensland
© Angus McNab
Pygmaeascincus sadlieri Magnetic Island dwarf skink Pygmaeascincus Scincidae Greer 1991 Moved from Menetia to Pygmaeascincus in 2014.1 Queensland
fine-browed dwarf skink (Pygmaeascincus koshlandae)
McIvor River, Queensland
© Michael Anthony
Pygmaeascincus koshlandae Fine-browed dwarf skink Pygmaeascincus Scincidae Greer 1991 Moved from Menetia to Pygmaeascincus in 2014.1 Queensland
Limestone Range velvet gecko (Oedura murrumanu)
Oscar Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Oedura murrumanu Limestone Range velvet gecko Oedura Gekkonidae Oliver, Laver, Melville & Doughty 2014 Described in 2014. Western Australia
Cape Melville Rainbow Skink (Carlia wundalthini)
Melville Range, Queensland
© Conrad Hoskin
Carlia wundalthini Cape Melville Rainbow Skink Carlia Scincidae Hoskin 2014 Described in 2014. Queensland
McIlwraith bar-lipped skink (Glaphyromorphus nyanchupinta)
McIlwraith Range, Queensland
© Conrad Hoskin
Glaphyromorphus nyanchupinta McIlwraith bar-lipped skink Glaphyromorphus Scincidae Hoskin & Couper 2014 Described in 2014. Queensland
Cape Melville bar-lipped skink (Glaphyromorphus othelarrni)
Melville Range, Queensland
© Conrad Hoskin
Glaphyromorphus othelarrni Cape Melville bar-lipped skink Glaphyromorphus Scincidae Hoskin & Couper 2014 Described in 2014. Queensland
Arnhem phasmid gecko (Strophurus horneri)
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
© Brendan Schembri
Strophurus horneri Arnhem phasmid gecko Strophurus Gekkonidae Oliver & Parkin 2014 Described in 2014. Northern Territory
Roma earless dragon (Tympanocryptis wilsoni)
Roma, Queensland
© Steve Wilson
Tympanocryptis wilsoni Roma earless dragon Tympanocryptis Agamidae Melville, Smith, Hobson, Hunjan & Shoo 2014 Described in 2014. Queensland
Condamine earless dragon (Tympanocryptis condaminensis)
Bongeen, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Tympanocryptis condaminensis Condamine earless dragon Tympanocryptis Agamidae Melville, Smith, Hobson, Hunjan & Shoo 2014 This 'Darling Downs' population has been previously referred to both grassland earless dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla) and Tymanocryptis tetraporophora, but has now been formally described as a new species. Queensland
five-lined earless dragon (Tympanocryptis pentalineata)
Normanton, Queensland
© Jordan de Jong
Tympanocryptis pentalineata Five-lined earless dragon Tympanocryptis Agamidae Melville, Smith, Hobson, Hunjan & Shoo 2014 Split from Eyrean earless dragon (Tympanocryptis tetraporophora) in 2014. Queensland
centralian dtella (Gehyra montium)
Warburton, Western Australia
© Stephen Zozaya
Gehyra montium Centralian dtella Gehyra Gekkonidae Storr 1982 Rock-dwelling dtella (Gehyra pulingka) and Moritz's dtella (Gehyra moritzi) were split from this in 2014. Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia
rock-dwelling dtella (Gehyra pulingka)
Stuart Highway, Northern Territory-SA border
© Jordan de Jong
Gehyra pulingka Rock-dwelling dtella Gehyra Gekkonidae Hutchinson, Sistrom, Donnellan & Hutchinson 2014 Split from Centralian dtella (Gehyra montium) in 2014. Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia
Moritz's dtella (Gehyra moritzi)
West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
© Jordan de Jong
Gehyra moritzi Moritz's dtella Gehyra Gekkonidae Hutchinson, Sistrom, Donnellan & Hutchinson 2014 Split from Centralian dtella (Gehyra montium) in 2014. Northern Territory
dwarf dtella (Gehyra minuta)
Three Ways, Northern Territory
© Jordan de Jong
Gehyra minuta Dwarf dtella Gehyra Gekkonidae King 1982 Updated description. Northern Territory
eastern tree dtella (Gehyra versicolor)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Gehyra versicolor Eastern tree dtella Gehyra Gekkonidae Hutchinson, Sistrom, Donnellan & Hutchinson 2014 Split from tree dtella (Gehyra variegata) in 2014 Victoria
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Northern Territory
tree dtella (Gehyra variegata)
Perth, Western Australia
© Jordan de Jong
Gehyra variegata Tree dtella Gehyra Gekkonidae (Duméril & Bibron) 1836 eastern tree dtella (Gehyra versicolor) was split from this in 2014 South Australia
Western Australia
sharp-browed ctenotus (Ctenotus superciliaris)
North-west Kimberley, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Ctenotus superciliaris Sharp-browed ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae Rabosky, Hutchinson, Donnellan, Talaba & Lovette 2014 Northern Territory
Western Australia
sand-diving blind snake (Anilios ammodytes)
Gorge Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Anilios ammodytes Sand-diving blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Montague) 1914 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
No thumbnail available Anilios splendidus Splendid blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Aplin) 1998 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
thread-like blind snake (Anilios nema)
Rum Jungle, Northern Territory
© Paul Barden
Anilios nema Thread-like blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Shea & Horner) 1997 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Northern Territory
No thumbnail available Anilios longissimus Extremely long blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Aplin) 1998 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
Gane's blind snake (Anilios ganei)
Tom Price, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Anilios ganei Gane's blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Aplin) 1998 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
No thumbnail available Anilios yirrikalae Yirrkala blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Kinghorn) 1942 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Northern Territory
No thumbnail available Anilios yampiensis Yampi blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Storr) 1981 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
brown-snouted blind snake (Anilios wiedii)
Ballendeen, Queensland
© Mark Sanders
Anilios wiedii Brown-snouted blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Peters) 1867 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. New South Wales
Queensland
beaked blind snake (Anilios waitii)
Leonora, Western Australia
© Mark Sanders
Anilios waitii Beaked blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Boulenger) 1895 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
claw-snouted blind snake (Anilios unguirostris)
Moranbah, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Anilios unguirostris Claw-snouted blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Peters) 1867 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Northern Territory
Queensland
Western Australia
No thumbnail available Anilios troglodytes Sandamara blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Storr) 1981 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
Darwin blind snake (Anilios tovelli)
Humpty Doo, Northern Territory
© Rob Valentic
Anilios tovelli Darwin blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Loveridge) 1945 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Northern Territory
Cooloola blind snake (Anilios silvia)
Yandina, Queensland
© Melissa Bruton
Anilios silvia Cooloola blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Ingram & Covacevich) 1993 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Queensland
No thumbnail available Anilios robertsi Roberts' blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Couper, Covacevich & Wilson) 1998 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Queensland
proximus blind snake (Anilios proximus)
Eudlo, Queensland
© Mark Sanders
Anilios proximus Proximus blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Waite) 1893 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Victoria
rotund blind snake (Anilios pinguis)
Jarrahdale, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Anilios pinguis Rotund blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Waite) 1897 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
Pilbara blind snake (Anilios pilbarensis)
Pilbara region, Western Australia
© Henry Cook
Anilios pilbarensis Pilbara blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Aplin & Donnellan) 1993 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
blackish blind snake (Anilios nigrescens)
Smiths Lake, New South Wales
© Ryan Harvey
Anilios nigrescens Blackish blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Gray) 1845 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Queensland
Victoria
No thumbnail available Anilios minimus Groote Eylandt dwarf blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Kinghorn) 1929 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Northern Territory
No thumbnail available Anilios micromma Small-eyed blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Storr) 1981 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
No thumbnail available Anilios margaretae Buff-snouted blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Storr) 1981 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
robust blind snake (Anilios ligatus)
Western Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Anilios ligatus Robust blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Peters) 1879 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
Western Australia
No thumbnail available Anilios leucoproctus Cape York blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Boulenger) 1889 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Queensland
Kimberley shallow-soil blind snake (Anilios kimberleyensis)
Central Kimberley, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Anilios kimberleyensis Kimberley shallow-soil blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Storr) 1981 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Northern Territory
Western Australia
Kimberley deep-soil blind snake (Anilios howi)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
© Henry Cook
Anilios howi Kimberley deep-soil blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Storr) 1983 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
pale-headed blind snake (Anilios hamatus)
Leonora, Western Australia
© Mark Sanders
Anilios hamatus Pale-headed blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Storr) 1981 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
Top End blind snake (Anilios guentheri)
Central Kimberley, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Anilios guentheri Top End blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Peters) 1865 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Northern Territory
Western Australia
long-beaked blind snake (Anilios grypus)
Gorge Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Anilios grypus Long-beaked blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Waite) 1918 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Northern Territory
Queensland
Western Australia
interior blind snake (Anilios endoterus)
Simpson Desert, Queensland
© Jordan de Jong
Anilios endoterus Interior blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Waite) 1918 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
northern blind snake (Anilios diversus)
Cloncurry, Queensland
© Mark Sanders
Anilios diversus Northern blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Waite) 1894 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Northern Territory
Queensland
Western Australia
Cape York striped blind snake (Anilios chamodracaena)
Pormpuraaw, Queensland
© Eric Vanderduys
Anilios chamodracaena Cape York striped blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Ingram & Covacevich) 1993 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Queensland
centralian blind snake (Anilios centralis)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
© Jordan de Jong
Anilios centralis Centralian blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Storr) 1984 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Northern Territory
faint-striped blind snake (Anilios broomi)
Brooklyn Station, Queenland
© Eric Vanderduys
Anilios broomi Faint-striped blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Boulenger) 1898 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Queensland
prong-snouted blind snake (Anilios bituberculatus)
Deniliquin. New South Wales
© Mark Sanders
Anilios bituberculatus Prong-snouted blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Peters) 1863 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Victoria
Western Australia
shovel-snouted blind snake (Anilios batillus)
Line drawing from original description by Edgar Waite
© Public domain image
Anilios batillus Shovel-snouted blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Waite) 1894 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. New South Wales
southern blind snake (Anilios australis)
Perth, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Anilios australis Southern blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Gray) 1845 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Western Australia
no-spined blind snake (Anilios aspina)
Julia Creek, Queensland
© Eric Vanderduys
Anilios aspina No-spined blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Couper, Covacevich & Wilson) 1998 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. Queensland
small-headed blind snake (Anilios affinis)
Injune, Queensland
© Rob Valentic
Anilios affinis Small-headed blind snake Anilios Typhlopidae (Boulenger) 1889 Moved from Ramphotyphlops to Anilios in 2014. New South Wales
Queensland
southern Pilbara rock goanna (Varanus hamersleyensis)
Karijini National Park, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Varanus hamersleyensis Southern Pilbara rock goanna Varanus Varanidae Maryan, Oliver, Fitch & O'Connell 2014 Split from Northern Pilbara rock monitor (Varanus pilbarensis). Western Australia
northern Pilbara rock monitor (Varanus pilbarensis)
Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia
© Stephen Zozaya
Varanus pilbarensis Northern Pilbara rock monitor Varanus Varanidae Storr 1980 Southern Pilbara rock goanna (Varanus hamersleyensis) was split from this in 2014. Western Australia
tawny dragon (Ctenophorus decresii)
Burra, South Australia
© Jordan de Jong
Ctenophorus decresii Tawny dragon Ctenophorus Agamidae (Duméril & Bibron) 1837 Barrier Range dragon (Ctenophorus mirrityana) was split from this species in 2013. South Australia
Barrier Range dragon (Ctenophorus mirrityana)
Mutawintji National Park, New South Wales
© Matthew Bonnett
Ctenophorus mirrityana Barrier Range dragon Ctenophorus Agamidae McLean, Moussalli, Sass & Stuart-Fox 2013 Split from tawny dragon (Ctenophorus decresii) New South Wales
Gnaraloo worm-lizard (Aprasia litorea)
Gnaraloo Homestead, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Aprasia litorea Gnaraloo worm-lizard Aprasia Pygopodidae Maryan, Bush & Adams 2013 Described in 2013.1 Western Australia
black Pilbara gecko (Heteronotia atra)
Harding River Dam, Northern Territory
© Brad Maryan
Heteronotia atra Black Pilbara gecko Heteronotia Gekkonidae Pepper, Doughty, Fujita, Moritz and Keogh 2013 Split from Desert cave gecko (Heteronotia spelea) in 2013.1 Western Australia
pale-headed gecko (Heteronotia fasciolatus)
West Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Heteronotia fasciolatus Pale-headed gecko Heteronotia Gekkonidae Pepper, Doughty, Fujita, Moritz and Keogh 2013 Split from Desert cave gecko (Heteronotia spelea) in 2013.1 Northern Territory
Cape Melville shadeskink (Saproscincus saltus)
Cape Melville, Queensland
© Conrad Hoskin
Saproscincus saltus Cape Melville shadeskink Saproscincus Scincidae Hoskin 2013 Newly described. Queensland
spotted sandplain gecko (Diplodactylus polyophthalmus)
Perth, Western Australia
© Henry Cook
Diplodactylus polyophthalmus Spotted sandplain gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Günther 1867 Split into Cloudy stone gecko (Diplodactylus nebulosus) and speckled stone gecko (Diplodactylus lateroides). Western Australia
speckled stone gecko (Diplodactylus lateroides)
Darling Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Diplodactylus lateroides Speckled stone gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Doughty & Oliver 2013 Split from Spotted sandplain gecko (Diplodactylus polyophthalmus) in 2013. Western Australia
cloudy stone gecko (Diplodactylus nebulosus)
Gairdner Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Diplodactylus nebulosus Cloudy stone gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Doughty & Oliver 2013 Split from Spotted sandplain gecko (Diplodactylus polyophthalmus) in 2013. Western Australia
Cape Melville leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius eximius)
Cape Melville, Queensland
© Conrad Hoskin
Saltuarius eximius Cape Melville leaf-tailed gecko Saltuarius Gekkonidae Hoskin & Couper 2013 Newly described in a spectacular fashion. Queensland
Batavia Coast worm lizard (Aprasia clairae)
East Wallabi Island, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Aprasia clairae Batavia Coast worm lizard Aprasia Pygopodidae Maryan, How and Adams 2013 Split from Aprasia repens. Western Australia
western narrow-banded skink (Eremiascincus pallidus)
Wickham area, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Eremiascincus pallidus Western narrow-banded skink Eremiascincus Scincidae Günther 1875 Resurrected from synonymy with eastern narrow-banded skink (Eremiascincus fasciolatus). Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
northern narrow–banded skink (Eremiascincus intermedius)
Tanami Desert, Northern Territory
© Brendan Schembri
Eremiascincus intermedius Northern narrow–banded skink Eremiascincus Scincidae Sternfeld 1919 Resurrected from synonymy with eastern narrow-banded skink (Eremiascincus fasciolatus). Northern Territory
Western Australia
ghost skink (Eremiascincus phantasmus)
Simpson Desert, Queensland
© Henry Cook
Eremiascincus phantasmus Ghost skink Eremiascincus Scincidae Meke, Doughty & Donnellan 2013 Split from Eastern narrow-banded skink (Eremiascincus fasciolatus). Northern Territory
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Victoria
eastern narrow-banded skink (Eremiascincus fasciolatus)
Dingo region, Queensland
© Brad Maryan
Eremiascincus fasciolatus Eastern narrow-banded skink Eremiascincus Scincidae (Günther) 1867 Redescribed in 2013. Queensland
Mount Ossa leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus ossa)
Mt Ossa, Queensland
© David Fischer
Phyllurus ossa Mount Ossa leaf-tailed gecko Phyllurus Gekkonidae Couper, Covacevich & Moritz 1993 Split into three subspecies in 2013. Queensland
eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii)
Brisbane, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Intellagama lesueurii Eastern water dragon Intellagama Agamidae (Gray) 1831 Moved from Physignathus to Intellagama. Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Queensland
Victoria
South Australia
multi-pored gecko (Gehyra multiporosa)
Mitchell Plateau, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Gehyra multiporosa Multi-pored gecko Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Palmer, Sistrom, Bauer & Donnellan 2012 Split from Kimberley Plateau dtella (Gehyra occidentalis) in 2012. Western Australia
small wedge-toed gecko (Gehyra spheniscus)
Mitchell Plateau, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Gehyra spheniscus Small wedge-toed gecko Gehyra Gekkonidae Doughty, Palmer, Sistrom, Bauer & Donnellan 2012 Split from Crocodile-faced dtella (Gehyra xenopus). Western Australia
Amelia's dragon (Diporiphora ameliae)
Valetta Station, Queensland
© Angus Emmott
Diporiphora ameliae Amelia's dragon Diporiphora Agamidae Emmott, Couper, Melville & Chapple 2012 Split from the Canegrass dragon (Diporiphora winneckei) in 2012. Queensland
open-litter rainbow-skink (Carlia pectoralis)
Breeding male. Theodore, Queensland.
© Stewart Macdonald
Carlia pectoralis Open-litter rainbow-skink Carlia Scincidae (De Vis) 1885 Was recently split into several species: elegant rainbow-skink (Carlia decora) orange-flanked rainbow-skink (Carlia rubigo) Whitsunday rainbow-skink (Carlia inconnexa) New South Wales
Queensland
Whitsunday rainbow-skink (Carlia inconnexa)
Whitsunday Island, Queensland. Breeding male.
© Stewart Macdonald
Carlia inconnexa Whitsunday rainbow-skink Carlia Scincidae Ingram & Covacevich 1989 Elevated from a subspecies of open-litter rainbow-skink (Carlia pectoralis) in 2012. Queensland
orange-flanked rainbow-skink (Carlia rubigo)
Breeding male. Magnetic Island, Queensland.
© Stewart Macdonald
Carlia rubigo Orange-flanked rainbow-skink Carlia Scincidae Hoskin & Couper 2012 Split from Open-litter rainbow-skink (Carlia pectoralis) in 2012. Queensland
elegant rainbow-skink (Carlia decora)
Mating Pair. Alligator Creek, Queensland.
© Stewart Macdonald
Carlia decora Elegant rainbow-skink Carlia Scincidae Hoskin & Couper 2012 Split from Open-litter rainbow-skink (Carlia pectoralis) in 2012. Queensland
grey-striped western desert dragon (Diporiphora paraconvergens)
Southern Kimberley, Western Australia
© Stephen Mahoney
Diporiphora paraconvergens Grey-striped western desert dragon Diporiphora Agamidae Doughty, Kealley & Melville 2012 Western Australia
South Australia
Northern Territory
Carnarvon dragon (Diporiphora adductus)
Exmouth, Western Australia
© Stephen Zozaya
Diporiphora adductus Carnarvon dragon Diporiphora Agamidae Doughty, Kealley & Melville 2012 Western Australia
northern Pilbara tree dragon (Diporiphora vescus)
Wodgina, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Diporiphora vescus Northern Pilbara tree dragon Diporiphora Agamidae Doughty, Kealley & Melville 2012 Western Australia
coastal plains skink (Ctenotus ora)
Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Ctenotus ora Coastal plains skink Ctenotus Scincidae Kay & Keogh 2012 Split from Common south-west ctenotus (Ctenotus labillardieri) group. Western Australia
mosaic sea snake (Aipysurus mosaicus)
Weipa, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Aipysurus mosaicus Mosaic sea snake Aipysurus Hydrophiidae Sanders, Rasmussen, Elmberg, Mumpuni, Guinea, Blias, Lee & Fry 2012 Split from Aipysurus eydouxii. Queensland
Northern Territory
Western Australia
200 m bathymetric
rough-scaled sea snake (Hydrophis donaldi)
Weipa, Queensland
© Kanishka Dimithra Bandara Ukuwela
Hydrophis donaldi Rough-scaled sea snake Hydrophis Hydrophiidae Ukuwela, Sanders & Fry 2012 Newly described. Queensland
Kimberley bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus kimberleyensis)
East Montalivet Island, Western Australia
© Robert Browne-Cooper
Cyrtodactylus kimberleyensis Kimberley bent-toed gecko Cyrtodactylus Gekkonidae Bauer & Doughty 2012 Newly described. Western Australia
black-spined nobbi dragon (Diporiphora phaeospinosa)
Blackdown Tablelands, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Diporiphora phaeospinosa Black-spined nobbi dragon Diporiphora Agamidae Melville & Edwards 2011 Split from Nobbi dragon (Diporiphora nobbi) in 2011.1 Queensland
nobbi dragon (Diporiphora nobbi)
Alpha, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Diporiphora nobbi Nobbi dragon Diporiphora Agamidae (Witten) 1972 Moved from Amphibolurus to Diporiphora.1 Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Victoria
coastal ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus)
Black Mountain, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus Coastal ring-tailed gecko Cyrtodactylus Gekkonidae (De Vis) 1892 Renamed from Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis. Split into multiple species in 2011.1 Queensland
McIlwraith ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus pronarus)
McIlwraith Range, Queensland
© Michael Anthony
Cyrtodactylus pronarus McIlwraith ring-tailed gecko Cyrtodactylus Gekkonidae Shea, Couper, Worthington Wilmer & Amey 2011 Split from Coastal ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus) in 2011.1 Queensland
Pascoe River ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus adorus)
Pascoe River area, Queensland
© Conrad Hoskin
Cyrtodactylus adorus Pascoe River ring-tailed gecko Cyrtodactylus Gekkonidae Shea, Couper, Worthington Wilmer & Amey 2011 Split from Coastal ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus) in 2011.1 Queensland
Hoskin's ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus hoskini)
Tozer's Gap, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Cyrtodactylus hoskini Hoskin's ring-tailed gecko Cyrtodactylus Gekkonidae Shea, Couper, Worthington Wilmer & Amey 2011 Split from Coastal ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus) in 2011.1 Queensland
inland ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus mcdonaldi)
Chillagoe, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Cyrtodactylus mcdonaldi Inland ring-tailed gecko Cyrtodactylus Gekkonidae Shea, Couper, Worthington Wilmer & Amey 2011 Split from Coastal ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus) in 2011.1 Queensland
clouded gecko (Amalosia jacovae)
Lamington Plateau, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Amalosia jacovae Clouded gecko Amalosia Gekkonidae (Couper, Keim & Hoskin) 2007 Split from Oedura rhombifer and then moved to Amalosia. Queensland
New South Wales
robust velvet gecko (Nebulifera robusta)
Brisbane, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Nebulifera robusta Robust velvet gecko Nebulifera Gekkonidae (Boulenger) 1885 Formerly included in Oedura.1 New South Wales
Queensland
zigzag velvet gecko (Amalosia rhombifer)
Western Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Amalosia rhombifer Zigzag velvet gecko Amalosia Gekkonidae (Gray) 1845 Formerly included in Oedura.1 Northern Territory
Queensland
Western Australia
reticulated velvet gecko (Hesperoedura reticulata)
Crows Nest, Western Australia
© Mark Sanders
Hesperoedura reticulata Reticulated velvet gecko Hesperoedura Gekkonidae (Bustard) 1969 Formerly included in Oedura.1 Western Australia
slim velvet gecko (Amalosia obscura)
Artesian Range, Western Australia
© Gina Barnett
Amalosia obscura Slim velvet gecko Amalosia Gekkonidae (King) 1984 Formerly included in Oedura.1 Western Australia
Lesueur's velvet gecko (Amalosia lesueurii)
Girraween National Park, Queensland
© David Fischer
Amalosia lesueurii Lesueur's velvet gecko Amalosia Gekkonidae (Duméril & Bibron) 1836 Formerly included in Oedura.1 New South Wales
Queensland
western beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ornata)
Tanami Desert, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Rhynchoedura ornata Western beaked gecko Rhynchoedura Gekkonidae Günther 1867 Was split into multiple species in 2011.1 Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
Eyre Basin beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura eyrensis)
Simpson Desert, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Rhynchoedura eyrensis Eyre Basin beaked gecko Rhynchoedura Gekkonidae Pepper, Doughty, Hutchinson and Keogh 2011 Was split from Western beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ornata) in 2011.1 Queensland
South Australia
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Brigalow beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura mentalis)
Mariala National Park region, Queensland
© Angus McNab
Rhynchoedura mentalis Brigalow beaked gecko Rhynchoedura Gekkonidae Pepper, Doughty, Hutchinson and Keogh 2011 Was split from Western beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ornata) in 2011.1 Queensland
border beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura angusta)
Isisford, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Rhynchoedura angusta Border beaked gecko Rhynchoedura Gekkonidae Pepper, Doughty, Hutchinson and Keogh 2011 Was split from Western beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ornata) in 2011.1 Queensland
New South Wales
South Australia
eastern beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ormsbyi)
Westmar, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Rhynchoedura ormsbyi Eastern beaked gecko Rhynchoedura Gekkonidae Wells & Wellington 1985 Was split from Western beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ornata) in 2011.1 New South Wales
Queensland
northern beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura sexapora)
Southern Ningbings, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Rhynchoedura sexapora Northern beaked gecko Rhynchoedura Gekkonidae Pepper, Doughty, Hutchinson and Keogh 2011 Was split from Western beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ornata) in 2011.1 Western Australia
Northern Territory
Resetar's mangrove snake (Myron resetari)
Broome, Western Australia
© Scott van Barneveld
Myron resetari Resetar's mangrove snake Myron Homalopsidae Murphy 2011 Split from Richardson's mangrove snake (Myron richardsonii) in 2011.1 Western Australia
Eastern three-toed earless skink (Hemiergis talbingoensis)
Tom Groggin, New South Wales
© Mark Sanders
Hemiergis talbingoensis Eastern three-toed earless skink Hemiergis Scincidae Copland 1946 Elevated from H. decresiensis talbingoensis1, and H. decresiensis davisi has been moved to Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi. Victoria
New South Wales
Macleay's water snake (Pseudoferania polylepis)
Mount Carbine, Queensland
© Rob Valentic
Pseudoferania polylepis Macleay's water snake Pseudoferania Homalopsidae (Fischer) 1886 Northern Territory
Queensland
Pilbara barking gecko (Underwoodisaurus seorsus)
Tom Price, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Underwoodisaurus seorsus Pilbara barking gecko Underwoodisaurus Gekkonidae Doughty & Oliver 2011 Split from the Thick-tailed gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii) in 2011. Western Australia
thick-tailed gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii)
Cracow, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Underwoodisaurus milii Thick-tailed gecko Underwoodisaurus Gekkonidae (Bory de Saint-Vincent) 1825 The Pilbara population of this species was described as a new species: Pilbara barking gecko (Underwoodisaurus seorsus).1 Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Victoria
Western Australia
southern pygmy spiny-tailed skink (Egernia depressa)
Little Sandy Desert, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Egernia depressa Southern pygmy spiny-tailed skink Egernia Scincidae (Günther) 1875 This species was split into central pygmy spiny-tailed skink (Egernia eos), Western Pilbara spiny-tailed skink (Egernia cygnitos) and Eastern Pilbara spiny-tailed skink (Egernia epsisolus)1. Western Australia
Eastern Pilbara spiny-tailed skink (Egernia epsisolus)
Port Hedland, Western Australia
© Henry Cook
Egernia epsisolus Eastern Pilbara spiny-tailed skink Egernia Scincidae Doughty, Kealley & Donnellan 2011 Spit from Southern pygmy spiny-tailed skink (Egernia depressa) in 2011.1 Western Australia
Western Pilbara spiny-tailed skink (Egernia cygnitos)
Mt Mcleod, Western Australia
© Henry Cook
Egernia cygnitos Western Pilbara spiny-tailed skink Egernia Scincidae Doughty, Kealley & Donnellan 2011 Spit from Southern pygmy spiny-tailed skink (Egernia depressa) in 2011.1 Western Australia
central pygmy spiny-tailed skink (Egernia eos)
Warburton, Western Australia
© Jordan de Jong
Egernia eos Central pygmy spiny-tailed skink Egernia Scincidae Doughty, Kealley & Donnellan 2011 Spit from Southern pygmy spiny-tailed skink (Egernia depressa) in 2011.1 Western Australia
Northern Territory
three-toed earless skink (Hemiergis decresiensis)
Adelaide, South Australia
© Jordan de Jong
Hemiergis decresiensis Three-toed earless skink Hemiergis Scincidae (Cuvier) 1829 H. decresiensis talbingoensis has been elevated to Eastern three-toed earless skink (Hemiergis talbingoensis)1, and H. decresiensis davisi has been moved to Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi. South Australia
New England Tableland thick-tailed gecko (Uvidicolus sphyrurus)
Girraween, Queensland
© Dan Lynch
Uvidicolus sphyrurus New England Tableland thick-tailed gecko Uvidicolus Gekkonidae (Ogilby) 1892 Moved to a new genus. New South Wales
Queensland
blue-tailed goanna (Varanus doreanus)
Lockerbie Scrub, Queensland
© Anders Zimny
Varanus doreanus Blue-tailed goanna Varanus Varanidae (Meyer) 1874 Now considered to be found in Australia. Queensland
south-western mulch-skink (Hemiergis gracilipes)
Lake Jasper, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Hemiergis gracilipes South-western mulch-skink Hemiergis Scincidae (Steindachner) 1870 Moved from Glaphyromorphus to Hemiergis. Western Australia
highlands forest-skink (Anepischetosia maccoyi)
Wollongong, New South Wales
© David Fischer
Anepischetosia maccoyi Highlands forest-skink Anepischetosia Scincidae (Lucas & Frost) 1894 Changed the spelling of the genus name. See taxonomic notes on the Anepischetosia page for comments. New South Wales
Victoria
South Australia
Australian Capital Territory
Essingtonian ctenotus (Ctenotus essingtonii)
Darwin, Northern Territory
© Rob Valentic
Ctenotus essingtonii Essingtonian ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae (Gray) 1842 Ctenotus essingtonii brevipes was elevated to full species status as the short-footed ctenotus (Ctenotus brevipes) Northern Territory
short-footed ctenotus (Ctenotus brevipes)
Aurukuun, Queensland
© Anders Zimny
Ctenotus brevipes Short-footed ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae Storr 1981 Elevated from a subspecies of Essingtonian ctenotus (Ctenotus essingtonii) Queensland
spear-like ctenotus (Ctenotus quirinus)
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory
© Paul Barden
Ctenotus quirinus Spear-like ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae Horner 2007 Newly described species that I've only just found out about. Pulled out of the Essingtonian ctenotus (Ctenotus essingtonii) complex. Northern Territory
massive-gibber ctenotus (Ctenotus septenarius)
Windorah, Queensland
© David Fischer
Ctenotus septenarius Massive-gibber ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae King, Horner & Fyfe 1988 Regarded as a senior synonym of Ctenotus aphrodite. Queensland
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia
Shark Bay heath dragon (Ctenophorus butleri)
Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Ctenophorus butleri Shark Bay heath dragon Ctenophorus Agamidae (Storr) 1977 Moved from Rankinia to Ctenophorus. Elevated from a subspecies of Gnaraloo heath dragon (Ctenophorus parviceps). Western Australia
eastern heath dragon (Ctenophorus chapmani)
Burnabbie, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Ctenophorus chapmani Eastern heath dragon Ctenophorus Agamidae (Storr) 1977 Moved from Rankinia to Ctenophorus. Elevated from a subspecies of western heath dragon (Ctenophorus adelaidensis). Western Australia
South Australia
Gnaraloo heath dragon (Ctenophorus parviceps)
Coral Bay, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Ctenophorus parviceps Gnaraloo heath dragon Ctenophorus Agamidae Storr 1964 Moved from Rankinia to Ctenophorus. Ctenophorus parviceps butleri has been elevated to full species status: Shark Bay heath dragon (Ctenophorus butleri). Western Australia
western heath dragon (Ctenophorus adelaidensis)
Perth, Western Australia
© David Fischer
Ctenophorus adelaidensis Western heath dragon Ctenophorus Agamidae (Gray) 1841 Moved from Rankinia to Ctenophorus. Ctenophorus adelaidensis chapmani elevated to full species status: eastern heath dragon (Ctenophorus chapmani). Western Australia
ranges stone gecko (Diplodactylus furcosus)
Burra region, South Australia
© Jordan de Jong
Diplodactylus furcosus Ranges stone gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Peters 1863 Resurrected from synonymy with eastern stone gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus). South Australia
New South Wales
desert wood gecko (Diplodactylus wiru)
Queen Victoria Spring, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Diplodactylus wiru Desert wood gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Hutchinson, Doughty & Oliver 2009 Newly described species, split off from eastern stone gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus). Western Australia
South Australia
south coast gecko (Diplodactylus calcicolus)
Eucla, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Diplodactylus calcicolus South coast gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Hutchinson, Doughty & Oliver 2009 Newly described species, split off from eastern stone gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus). Western Australia
South Australia
pale broad-blazed slider (Lerista petersoni)
Nanutarra, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Lerista petersoni Pale broad-blazed slider Lerista Scincidae Storr 1976 Lerista talpina has been synonymised with this species. Western Australia
slender broad-blazed slider (Lerista uniduo)
Shark Bay, Western Australia
© Gina Barnett
Lerista uniduo Slender broad-blazed slider Lerista Scincidae Storr 1984 Lerista maculosa has been synonymised with this species. Western Australia
Pilbara blue-tailed slider (Lerista zietzi)
Tom Price, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Lerista zietzi Pilbara blue-tailed slider Lerista Scincidae Wells & Wellington 1985 Lerista chalybura has been synonymised with this species. Western Australia
Rochford slider (Lerista rochfordensis)
Rochford Scrub, Queensland
© Eric Vanderduys
Lerista rochfordensis Rochford slider Lerista Scincidae Amey & Couper 2009 Newly described species. Queensland
sun-loving litter-skink (Lygisaurus zuma)
Paluma, Queensland
© Eric Vanderduys
Lygisaurus zuma Sun-loving litter-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae Couper 1993 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. Queensland
Endeavour River litter-skink (Lygisaurus tanneri)
Cooktown, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Lygisaurus tanneri Endeavour River litter-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae Ingram & Covacevich 1988 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. Queensland
Eastern Cape litter-skink (Lygisaurus sesbrauna)
Iron Range, Queensland
© Henry Cook
Lygisaurus sesbrauna Eastern Cape litter-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae Ingram & Covacevich 1988 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. Queensland
Chillagoe litter-skink (Lygisaurus rococo)
Chillagoe, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Lygisaurus rococo Chillagoe litter-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae Ingram & Covacevich 1988 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. Queensland
fire-tailed rainbow-skink (Lygisaurus parrhasius)
Glennie Tableland, Queensland
© Michael Anthony
Lygisaurus parrhasius Fire-tailed rainbow-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae (Couper, Covacevich & Lethbridge) 1994 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. Queensland
red-tailed litter-skink (Lygisaurus malleolus)
Laura region, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Lygisaurus malleolus Red-tailed litter-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae (Roberts, Couper, Worthington Wilmer, Amey & Zug) 2005 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. Queensland
rainforest edge litter-skink (Lygisaurus laevis)
Julatten, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Lygisaurus laevis Rainforest edge litter-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae (Oudemans) 1894 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. Queensland
iridescent litter-skink (Lygisaurus foliorum)
Barakula State Forest, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Lygisaurus foliorum Iridescent litter-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae De Vis 1884 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. New South Wales
Queensland
large-disced litter-skink (Lygisaurus aeratus)
Wenlock River, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Lygisaurus aeratus Large-disced litter-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae (Garman) 1901 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. Queensland
translucent litter-skink (Lygisaurus macfarlani)
Wenlock River, Queensland
© Henry Cook
Lygisaurus macfarlani Translucent litter-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae (Günther) 1877 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. Northern Territory
Queensland
No thumbnail available Lygisaurus abscondita Hidden litter-skink Lygisaurus Scincidae (Worthington Wilmer, Couper, Amey, Zug & Roberts) 2005 Moved from Carlia to Lygisaurus. Queensland
Coen rock-skink (Liburnascincus coensis)
Pascoe River, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Liburnascincus coensis Coen rock-skink Liburnascincus Scincidae (Mitchell) 1953 Moved from Carlia to Liburnascincus. Queensland
Black Mountain rock-skink (Liburnascincus scirtetis)
Black Mountain, Queensland
© David Fischer
Liburnascincus scirtetis Black Mountain rock-skink Liburnascincus Scincidae (Ingram & Covacevich) 1980 Moved from Carlia to Liburnascincus. Queensland
outcrop rock-skink (Liburnascincus mundivensis)
Undara Volcanic National Park, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Liburnascincus mundivensis Outcrop rock-skink Liburnascincus Scincidae (Broom) 1898 Moved from Carlia to Liburnascincus. Queensland
lowlands bar-lipped skink (Eremiascincus pardalis)
Pormpuraaw, Queensland
© Anders Zimny
Eremiascincus pardalis Lowlands bar-lipped skink Eremiascincus Scincidae (Macleay) 1877 Moved from Glaphyromorphus to Eremiascincus. Queensland
northern bar-lipped skink (Eremiascincus isolepis)
Western Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Eremiascincus isolepis Northern bar-lipped skink Eremiascincus Scincidae (Boulenger) 1887 Moved from Glaphyromorphus to Eremiascincus. Northern Territory
Western Australia
Queensland
orange-sided bar-lipped skink (Eremiascincus douglasi)
Humpty Doo, Northern Territory
© Rob Valentic
Eremiascincus douglasi Orange-sided bar-lipped skink Eremiascincus Scincidae (Storr) 1967 Moved from Glaphyromorphus to Eremiascincus. Northern Territory
brown-sided bar-lipped skink (Eremiascincus brongersmai)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
© Henry Cook
Eremiascincus brongersmai Brown-sided bar-lipped skink Eremiascincus Scincidae (Storr) 1972 Moved from Glaphyromorphus to Eremiascincus. Western Australia
closed-litter rainbow-skink (Carlia longipes)
Cooktown, Queensland
© David Fischer
Carlia longipes Closed-litter rainbow-skink Carlia Scincidae (Macleay) 1877 Six-toothed rainbow-skink (Carlia sexdentata) and five-keeled rainbow-skink (Carlia quinquecarinata) have been removed from synonymy with this species. Queensland
No thumbnail available Carlia quinquecarinata Five-keeled rainbow-skink Carlia Scincidae (Macleay) 1877 Restored from synonomy with closed-litter rainbow-skink (Carlia longipes). Queensland
six-toothed rainbow-skink (Carlia sexdentata)
Pascoe River, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Carlia sexdentata Six-toothed rainbow-skink Carlia Scincidae (Macleay) 1877 Restored from synonomy with closed-litter rainbow-skink (Carlia longipes). Northern Territory
Queensland
mosaic desert skink (Eremiascincus musivus)
Dampier, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Eremiascincus musivus Mosaic desert skink Eremiascincus Scincidae Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2009 Newly described species. Western Australia
Eastern Pilbara lined ctenotus (Ctenotus duricola)
Gorge Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Ctenotus duricola Eastern Pilbara lined ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae Storr 1975 Elevated from a subspecies of coarse sands ctenotus (Ctenotus piankai). Western Australia
Roberts' scaly-foot (Pygopus robertsi)
Shipton's Flat, Queensland
© Steve Wilson
Pygopus robertsi Roberts' scaly-foot Pygopus Pygopodidae Oliver, Couper & Amey 2010 Newly described species. Queensland
southern rock dtella (Gehyra lazelli)
Mootwingee, New South Wales
© Stephen Mahoney
Gehyra lazelli Southern rock dtella Gehyra Gekkonidae (Wells & Wellington) 1985 Resurrected from synonymy with tree dtella (Gehyra variegata).1 South Australia
New South Wales
No thumbnail available Proablepharus barrylyoni Eastern soil-crevice skink Proablepharus Scincidae Couper, Limpus, McDonald & Amey 2010 Newly described species. Queensland
ten-lined ctenotus (Ctenotus decaneurus)
Mount Elizabeth Station, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Ctenotus decaneurus Ten-lined ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae Storr 1970 Ctenotus yampiensis has been demoted to a subspecies of this species. Northern Territory
Queensland
Western Australia
median-striped ctenotus (Ctenotus mesotes)
Anjo Peninsula, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Ctenotus mesotes Median-striped ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae Horner 2009 Newly described species. Western Australia
No thumbnail available Ctenotus vagus Uneven-striped ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae Horner 2009 Newly described species. Western Australia
chained ctenotus (Ctenotus halysis)
Doongan Station, Western Australia
© Henry Cook
Ctenotus halysis Chained ctenotus Ctenotus Scincidae Horner 2009 Newly described species. Western Australia
northern Pilbara beak-faced gecko (Diplodactylus galaxias)
Millstream, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Diplodactylus galaxias Northern Pilbara beak-faced gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Doughty, Pepper & Keogh 2010 Newly described species. Western Australia
western brown snake (Pseudonaja mengdeni)
Leinster, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Pseudonaja mengdeni Western brown snake Pseudonaja Elapidae Wells & Wellington 1985 Resurrected from synonymy with northern brown snake (Pseudonaja nuchalis). Western Australia
South Australia
Northern Territory
New South Wales
Queensland
shield-snouted brown snake (Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha)
Quilpie, Queensland
© Rob Valentic
Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha Shield-snouted brown snake Pseudonaja Elapidae (McCoy) 1879 Resurrected from synonymy with northern brown snake (Pseudonaja nuchalis). South Australia
New South Wales
Victoria
Northern Territory
Queensland
Snowy Mountains skink (Liopholis guthega)
Falls Creek, Victoria
© Rob Valentic
Liopholis guthega Snowy Mountains skink Liopholis Scincidae (Donnellan, Hutchinson, Dempsey & Osborne) 2002 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis New South Wales
Victoria
desert skink (Liopholis inornata)
Leonora, Western Australia
© Mark Sanders
Liopholis inornata Desert skink Liopholis Scincidae (Rosén) 1905 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Victoria
Western Australia
great desert skink (Liopholis kintorei)
Southern Tanami, Northern Territory
© Ray Lloyd
Liopholis kintorei Great desert skink Liopholis Scincidae (Stirling & Zietz) 1893 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia
Centralian Ranges rock-skink (Liopholis margaretae)
Harts Range, Northern Territory
© Rob Valentic
Liopholis margaretae Centralian Ranges rock-skink Liopholis Scincidae (Storr) 1968 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis Northern Territory
South Australia
Eastern Ranges rock-skink (Liopholis modesta)
Tenterfield, New South Wales
Captive animal kindly provided by Danny Brown

© Stewart Macdonald
Liopholis modesta Eastern Ranges rock-skink Liopholis Scincidae (Storr) 1968 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis New South Wales
Queensland
mountain skink (Liopholis montana)
Mt Hotham, Victoria
© Jordan de Jong
Liopholis montana Mountain skink Liopholis Scincidae (Donnellan, Hutchinson, Dempsey & Osborne) 2002 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Victoria
bull skink (Liopholis multiscutata)
Jurien Bay, Western Australia
© Dean Bradshaw
Liopholis multiscutata Bull skink Liopholis Scincidae (Mitchell & Behrndt) 1949 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis South Australia
Victoria
Western Australia
south-western rock-skink (Liopholis pulchra)
Stirling Ranges, Western Australia
© David Fischer
Liopholis pulchra South-western rock-skink Liopholis Scincidae (Werner) 1910 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis Western Australia
Slater's skink (Liopholis slateri)
Alice Springs region, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Liopholis slateri Slater's skink Liopholis Scincidae (Storr) 1968 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis Northern Territory
South Australia
night skink (Liopholis striata)
Ti Tree, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Liopholis striata Night skink Liopholis Scincidae (Sternfeld) 1919 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia
White's skink (Liopholis whitii)
Warrumbungle National Park, New South Wales
© Stewart Macdonald
Liopholis whitii White's skink Liopholis Scincidae (Lacépède) 1804 Moved from Egernia to Liopholis Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
western mourning skink (Lissolepis luctuosa)
Margaret River, Western Australia
© David Fischer
Lissolepis luctuosa Western mourning skink Lissolepis Scincidae (Peters) 1866 Moved from Egernia to Lissolepis Western Australia
eastern mourning skink (Lissolepis coventryi)
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
© Ray Lloyd
Lissolepis coventryi Eastern mourning skink Lissolepis Scincidae (Storr) 1978 Moved from Egernia to Lissolepis New South Wales
South Australia
Victoria
Arnhem Land skink (Bellatorias obiri)
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
© Lindley McKay
Bellatorias obiri Arnhem Land skink Bellatorias Scincidae (Wells & Wellington) 1985 Moved from Egernia to Bellatorias Northern Territory
land mullet (Bellatorias major)
Lamington Plateau, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Bellatorias major Land mullet Bellatorias Scincidae (Gray) 1845 Moved from Egernia to Bellatorias New South Wales
Queensland
major skink (Bellatorias frerei)
Daintree Rainforest, Queensland
© Kirrily Douglas
Bellatorias frerei Major skink Bellatorias Scincidae (Günther) 1897 Moved from Egernia to Bellatorias New South Wales
Queensland
Southern sandplain gecko (Lucasium bungabinna)
Bungalbin Hill, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Lucasium bungabinna Southern sandplain gecko Lucasium Gekkonidae Doughty & Hutchinson 2008 Split off from sand-plain gecko (Lucasium stenodactylum) South Australia
Western Australia
Cape Range stone gecko (Diplodactylus capensis)
Exmouth, Western Australia
© Stephen Zozaya
Diplodactylus capensis Cape Range stone gecko Diplodactylus Gekkonidae Doughty, Oliver & Adams 2008 Split off from Pilbara stone gecko (Diplodactylus mitchelli) Western Australia
Quinkan velvet gecko (Oedura jowalbinna)
Jowalbinna, Queensland
© Ray Lloyd
Oedura jowalbinna Quinkan velvet gecko Oedura Gekkonidae Hoskin & Higgie 2008 Newly described Queensland
Oakview leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus kabikabi)
Oakview State Forest, Queensland
© Steve Wilson
Phyllurus kabikabi Oakview leaf-tailed gecko Phyllurus Gekkonidae Couper, Hamlin & Hoskin 2008 Split off from ringed thin-tailed gecko (Phyllurus caudiannulatus) Queensland
Kate's leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius kateae)
Wyan, New South Wales
© Stewart Macdonald
Saltuarius kateae Kate's leaf-tailed gecko Saltuarius Gekkonidae Couper, Sadlier, Shea & Worthington Wilmer 2008 Split off from southern leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius swaini) New South Wales
Moritz's leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius moritzi)
Smiths Lake, New South Wales
© Henry Cook
Saltuarius moritzi Moritz's leaf-tailed gecko Saltuarius Gekkonidae Couper, Sadlier, Shea & Worthington Wilmer 2008 Split off from southern leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius swaini) New South Wales
timid slider (Lerista timida)
Lake Broadwater Conservation Park, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Lerista timida Timid slider Lerista Scincidae (De Vis) 1888 Resurrected from synonymy with wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri). Mistakenly called Lerista rhodonoides, but later corrected. Western Australia
South Australia
Northern Territory
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
elegant snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus pulcher)
Brisbane, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Cryptoblepharus pulcher Elegant snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae (Sternfeld) 1918 Split off from wall skink (Cryptoblepharus virgatus) New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
agile snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus zoticus)
Western Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Cryptoblepharus zoticus Agile snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from blotched snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus megastictus) Northern Territory
Queensland
spangled snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus wulbu)
Mount Borradaile, Northern Territory
© Kaylem Staniforth
Cryptoblepharus wulbu Spangled snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from blotched snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus megastictus) Northern Territory
russet snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus ustulatus)
Karijini National Park, Western Australia
© Stewart Macdonald
Cryptoblepharus ustulatus Russet snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from blotched snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus megastictus) Western Australia
pygmy snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus tytthos)
Broome, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Cryptoblepharus tytthos Pygmy snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from Péron's snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus) Western Australia
ragged snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus pannosus)
Porcupine Gorge, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Cryptoblepharus pannosus Ragged snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from Péron's snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus) New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Victoria
pale snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus ochrus)
Coward Springs Siding, South Australia
© Brad Maryan
Cryptoblepharus ochrus Pale snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from Péron's snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus) South Australia
Mertens' snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus mertensi)
Roper Bar, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Cryptoblepharus mertensi Mertens' snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from Péron's snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus) Northern Territory
Juno's snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus juno)
King Leopold Range, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Cryptoblepharus juno Juno's snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from blotched snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus megastictus) Northern Territory
Western Australia
Arafura snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus gurrmul)
Templar Island, Northern Territory
© Lindley McKay
Cryptoblepharus gurrmul Arafura snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from coastal snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus litoralis) Northern Territory
noble snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus exochus)
Point Spring, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Cryptoblepharus exochus Noble snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from Péron's snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus) Northern Territory
Western Australia
dappled snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus daedalos)
Gregory National Park, Northern Territory
© Aaron Fenner
Cryptoblepharus daedalos Dappled snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from blotched snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus megastictus) Northern Territory
Swanson's snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus cygnatus)
Darwin, Northern Territory
© Stewart Macdonald
Cryptoblepharus cygnatus Swanson's snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from Péron's snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus) Northern Territory
Adams' snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus adamsi)
Blencoe Falls, Queensland
© Stewart Macdonald
Cryptoblepharus adamsi Adams' snake-eyed skink Cryptoblepharus Scincidae Horner 2007 Split off from wall skink (Cryptoblepharus virgatus) Queensland
western desert taipan (Oxyuranus temporalis)
Great Victoria Desert, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Oxyuranus temporalis Western desert taipan Oxyuranus Elapidae Doughty, Maryan, Donnellan & Hutchinson 2007 Newly described Western Australia
Northern Territory
powerful three-toed slider (Lerista verhmens)
Cleaverville, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Lerista verhmens Powerful three-toed slider Lerista Scincidae Smith & Adams 2007 Split off from wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri) Western Australia
Rolfe's slider (Lerista rolfei)
Mount Phillip Homestead, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Lerista rolfei Rolfe's slider Lerista Scincidae Smith & Adams 2007 Split off from wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri) Western Australia
No thumbnail available Lerista occulta Hidden slider Lerista Scincidae Smith & Adams 2007 Split off from wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri) Western Australia
Nevin's three-toed slider (Lerista nevinae)
Wickham, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Lerista nevinae Nevin's three-toed slider Lerista Scincidae Smith & Adams 2007 Split off from wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri) Western Australia
micro slider (Lerista micra)
Shark Bay, Western Australia
© Gina Barnett
Lerista micra Micro slider Lerista Scincidae Smith & Adams 2007 Split off from wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri) Western Australia
King's three-toed slider (Lerista kingi)
Lake Moore, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Lerista kingi King's three-toed slider Lerista Scincidae Smith & Adams 2007 Split off from wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri) Western Australia
Jackson's three-toed slider (Lerista jacksoni)
Tom Price, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Lerista jacksoni Jackson's three-toed slider Lerista Scincidae Smith & Adams 2007 Split off from wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri) Western Australia
sharp-blazed three-toed slider (Lerista clara)
Port Hedland, Western Australia
© Jordan Vos
Lerista clara Sharp-blazed three-toed slider Lerista Scincidae Smith & Adams 2007 Newly described Western Australia
friendly slider (Lerista amicorum)
Fortescue Floodout, Western Australia
© Ray Lloyd
Lerista amicorum Friendly slider Lerista Scincidae Smith & Adams 2007 Split off from wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri) Western Australia
Cape Range slider (Lerista allochira)
Cape Range National Park, Western Australia
© Brad Maryan
Lerista allochira Cape Range slider Lerista Scincidae Kendrick 1989 Resurrected from synonymy with wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri) Western Australia
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