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Many kinds (species) of reptiles (turtles, snakes and lizards) and frogs are found within the Budawang Coast Region. They are exciting animals and learning about them and their behaviour and finding them in the wild (or even your backyard) can be very exciting. People often think that all small skinks are the same; in fact there are many different species with some of the most amazing colours, stripes and external structures. Within a single species there may be great variety in colour and markings. 

On Atlas of Life Budawang Coast NatureMapr you will soon find descriptions and photos of each species and tips on how to identify single species and where to find them. On "Frequently asked questions" (under About) you can find tips on photographing reptiles (and frogs). Read this so that you can take good photos without harm to the animals or yourself.

By taking photos and reporting sightings you will be adding to our knowledge of these animals, many of which are threatened or rare. This is why we call it 'citizen science'. It is also a great way to enjoy nature and learn about the scientific study of nature.  

Reptiles and frogs are divided into subgroups: Snakes (14 species), Skinks (33), Dragons (6), Legless lizards (5), Geckos (2), Monitors (2), Turtles (2) and Frogs (30). It will take no time before you can tell the difference between groups and know the answer to many questions such as: how do you tell the difference between Legless lizards and snakes?

Happy Nature Mapping of reptiles and frogs.

Page 1 of Reptiles and Frogs - 79 species

Snake Acanthophis antarcticus (Common Death Adder)

Acanthophis antarcticus red colour form (Sydney Basin specimen)
Acanthophis antarcticus grey colour form (Greater Sydney specimen)
Acanthophis antarcticus
Acanthophis antarcticus

Skink Acritoscincus duperreyi (Acritoscincus duperreyi)

Acritoscincus duperreyi Jackie Miles, Nadgee, road kill
Acritoscincus duperreyi Jackie Miles, Nadgee, road kill
Acritoscincus duperreyi
Acritoscincus duperreyi

Skink Acritoscincus platynota (Red-throated Skink)

Acritoscincus platynota Max Campbell, Jindabyne
Acritoscincus platynota

Legless Lizard/Gecko Amalosia lesueurii (Lesueur's Velvet Gecko)

Amalosia lesueurii Lesueur's Velvet Gecko (Greater Sydney specien)
Amalosia lesueurii

Dragon Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard)

Amphibolurus muricatus Jacky Lizard - Wardens Headland - Ulladulla
Amphibolurus muricatus Jacky Lizard - Lake Conjola
Amphibolurus muricatus Jacky Lizard - One track for All - Ulladulla
Amphibolurus muricatus
Amphibolurus muricatus
Amphibolurus muricatus

Skink Anepischetosia maccoyi (Maccoy's Skink, Mulch Skink)

Anepischetosia maccoyi Mulch Skink-Depot Beach photo by Andrew CB
Anepischetosia maccoyi

Snake Austrelaps ramsayi (Highland Copperhead)

Austrelaps ramsayi Max Campbell, Nunnock Swamp
Austrelaps ramsayi Max Campbell, Bega Swamp
Austrelaps ramsayi
Austrelaps ramsayi

Snake Austrelaps superbus (Lowland Copperhead)

Austrelaps superbus Jackie Miles, Nadgee Moor
Austrelaps superbus

Snake Cacophis squamulosus (Golden-crowned Snake)

Turtle Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis (Eastern long-necked turtle)

Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis Max Campbell, Brogo
Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis Max Campbell, Brogo
Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis Max Campbell, Brogo, juvenile
Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis
Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis
Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis

Turtle Chelonia mydas (Green sea turtle)

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Skink Concinnia tenuis (Bar-sided forest-skink)

Concinnia tenuis Max Campbell, Tura Beach
Concinnia tenuis

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Frog Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet)

Crinia signifera Max Campbell, Brogo
Crinia signifera Max Campbell, Brogo, underside
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera

Skink Cryptoblepharus pulcher (Fence Skink)

Cryptoblepharus pulcher Fence Skink (Sydney Basin specimen)
Cryptoblepharus pulcher

Snake Cryptophis nigrescens (Small-eyed Snake)

Cryptophis nigrescens Small-eyed Snake (Sydney Region specimen)
Cryptophis nigrescens Small-eyed Snake - Broughton Vale,
Cryptophis nigrescens Small-eyed Snake - Yattee Yattah
Cryptophis nigrescens
Cryptophis nigrescens
Cryptophis nigrescens

Skink Ctenotus taeniolatus (Coppertail Skink)

Ctenotus taeniolatus
Ctenotus taeniolatus

Skink Cyclodomorphus michaeli (Mainland She-oak Skink)

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Snake Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whip Snake)

Demansia psammophis Yellow-faced Whip Snake (Sydney Region specimen)
Demansia psammophis

Snake Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped snake)

Snake Drysdalia rhodogaster (Mustard-bellied Snake)

Drysdalia rhodogaster Drysdalia rhodogaster showing the 'mustard' belly. Photo by Harrison Warne
Drysdalia rhodogaster Mustard Bellied Snake - One Track For All - Ulladulla
Drysdalia rhodogaster Musk Lorikeet - Surf Beach
Drysdalia rhodogaster
Drysdalia rhodogaster
Drysdalia rhodogaster

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