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Many kinds (species) of reptiles (turtles, snakes and lizards) and frogs are found within the Coastal Wilderness 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 in the Coastal Wilderness (ALCW) Nature Map 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.

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Snake Acanthophis antarcticus (Common Death Adder)

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

Dragon Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard)

Amphibolurus muricatus photo by Liz Allen
Amphibolurus muricatus photo by Liz Allen
Amphibolurus muricatus photo by Harrison Warne
Amphibolurus muricatus
Amphibolurus muricatus
Amphibolurus muricatus

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

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)

Skink Concinnia tenuis (Bar-sided forest-skink)

Concinnia tenuis Max Campbell, Tura Beach
Concinnia tenuis Bournda EEC, Bournda National Park
Concinnia tenuis Bournda EEC, Bournda National Park
Concinnia tenuis
Concinnia tenuis
Concinnia tenuis

Frog Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet)

Crinia signifera Wonboyn specimens - photo by Kerri Lee
Crinia signifera Brogo specimen (underside) by Max Campbell
Crinia signifera Brogo specimen by Max Campbell
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera

Snake Cryptophis nigrescens (Small-eyed Snake)

Cryptophis nigrescens Small-eyed Snake, Nadgee S.F John Wombey
Cryptophis nigrescens Small-eyed Snake, Kalaru - Michael McMaster
Cryptophis nigrescens
Cryptophis nigrescens

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 Jackie Miles, Surfbeach
Drysdalia rhodogaster image wombey, Bermagui
Drysdalia rhodogaster
Drysdalia rhodogaster
Drysdalia rhodogaster

Skink Egernia saxatilis intermedia (Black Rock Skink)

Egernia saxatilis intermedia Jackie Miles, Nadgee Beach
Egernia saxatilis intermedia Max Campbell, Mimosa Rocks NP
Egernia saxatilis intermedia
Egernia saxatilis intermedia

Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill Turtle)

Eretmochelys imbricata Merimbula
Eretmochelys imbricata

Skink Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink)

Eulamprus heatwolei photo by Chris Fischer
Eulamprus heatwolei photo by Liz Allen
Eulamprus heatwolei Photo by Harrison Warne
Eulamprus heatwolei
Eulamprus heatwolei
Eulamprus heatwolei

Skink Eulamprus quoyii (Eastern Water-skink)

Eulamprus quoyii Eastern Water-skink
Eulamprus quoyii

Skink Eulamprus tympanum (Southern Water-skink)

Eulamprus tympanum Jackie Miles, Kosciuszko NP
Eulamprus tympanum

Frog Heleioporus australiacus (Giant Burrowing Frog)

Heleioporus australiacus Giant Burrowing Frog - Blue Mountains specimen
Heleioporus australiacus

Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti (Gippsland Water Dragon)

Intellagama lesueurii howitti female-Brogo,NSW
Intellagama lesueurii howitti mature male at Pambula by Kerri
Intellagama lesueurii howitti juvenile at Bemboka by Max Campbell
Intellagama lesueurii howitti
Intellagama lesueurii howitti
Intellagama lesueurii howitti

Skink Lampropholis delicata (Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink)

Lampropholis delicata Max Campbell, Brogo
Lampropholis delicata Max Campbell, Brogo
Lampropholis delicata Max Campbell, Brogo
Lampropholis delicata
Lampropholis delicata
Lampropholis delicata

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