Reptiles of Australia - Sydney and Blue Mountains Reptiles

Australian Reptiles - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

This page shows some reptiles that can be found in the Sydney and Blue Mountains and other regions of Australia. Click on the pictures to show more information about each of the different reptiles.

This section of the site is quite new and I will add more animals as I get around to it, and add more information about the reptiles that are there already.

NOTE: The reptiles are grouped according to type, and then listed in order of size, from smallest to largest.

Lizards

Mountain Dragon
Tympanocryptis diemensis

Size: Body (snout to vent) to 25 cm, tail to 35 cm

Mountain Dragon - Tympanocryptis diemensis

Snakes

Eastern Brown Snake
Pseudonaja textilis

Size: To 2.2 m long

Dangerously venomous Dangerously venomous

Eastern Brown Snake - Pseudonaja textilis

Red-bellied Black Snake
Pseudechis porphyriacus

Size: To 2.7 m long

Dangerously venomous Dangerously venomous

Red-bellied Black Snake - Pseudechis porphyriacus

Diamond Python / Carpet Python
Morelia spilota

Size: To 4 m long

Non-venomous

Diamond Python - Carpet Python - Morelia spilota

Newly Listed Australian Reptiles

Below are some Australian reptiles that have been newly added to this page. Eventually I'll update the page so that it lists them all together.

NOTE: The reptiles below are listed in order of size, from smallest to largest.

Shingleback NEW
Tiliqua rugosa

Size: 26-31 cm

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Shingleback - Tiliqua rugosa - Reptiles of Australia

Common Blue-tongue Lizard NEW
Tiliqua scincoides

Size: 30-32 cm

Common Blue-tongue Lizard - Tiliqua scincoides - Reptiles of Australia

Common Bearded Dragon NEW
Pogona barbata

Size: Body typically 25 cm. Total size 50-60 cm including tail.

Common Bearded Dragon - Pogona barbata - Reptiles of Australia

Frilled-necked Lizard NEW
Chlamydosaurus kingii

Size: Typical 27 cm not including tail. 85 cm including tail.

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Frilled-necked Lizard - Chlamydosaurus kingii - Reptiles of Australia

Common Death Adder NEW
Acanthopis antarcticus

Size: Typical 70 cm, maxiumum 1 metre.

Dangerously venomous Dangerously venomous

Common Death Adder - Acanthopis antarcticus - Reptiles of Australia

Broad-headed Snake NEW
Hoplocephalus bungaroides

Size: 0.9 metres

Broad-headed Snake - Hoplocephalus bungaroides - Reptiles of Australia

Stimson's Python NEW
Antaresia stimsoni

Size: Typical 90 cm, smaller than most pythons.

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Stimson's Python - Antaresia stimsoni - Reptiles of Australia

Tiger Snake NEW
Notechis scutatus

Size: 0.9 to 2 metres

Dangerously venomous Dangerously venomous

Tiger Snake - Notechis scutatus - Reptiles of Australia

Inland Taipan NEW
Oxyuranus microlepidotus

Size: Typically 2 metres

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Dangerously venomous Dangerously venomous

Inland Taipan - Oxyuranus microlepidotus - Reptiles of Australia

Centralian Carpet Python NEW
Morelia bredli

Size: Typically 2 metres

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Centralian Carpet Python - Morelia bredli - Reptiles of Australia

Jungle Python NEW
Morelia spilota cheyni

Size: Up to 2 metres typical, smaller than most other carpet pythons.

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Jungle Python - Morelia spilota cheyni - Reptiles of Australia

Water Python NEW
Liasis mackloti

Size: To 2.1 metres

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Water Python - Liasis mackloti - Reptiles of Australia

King Brown Snake NEW
Pseudechis australis

Size: 2 to 2.5 metres

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Dangerously venomous Dangerously venomous

King Brown Snake - Pseudechis australis - Reptiles of Australia

Black-headed Python NEW
Aspidites melanocephalus

Size: About 2.6 metres

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Black-headed Python - Aspidites melanocephalus - Reptiles of Australia

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