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Mar 29, 2006
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I was thinking it would be a good idea to put together a list of the herps that are currently being legally held privately in captivity. I have started by pasting in the species from the last nsw returns, please correct out any incorrect or outdated taxonomy and add the species that arnt included.

Crinia signifera Eastern Common Froglet
Heleioporus australiacus Giant Burrowing Frog
Limnodynastes dumerilii Bullfrog
Limnodynastes interioris Giant Bullfrog
Limnodynastes ornatus Ornate Burrowing Frog
Limnodynastes peroni Striped Marsh Frog
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Spotted Marsh Frog
Litoria aurea Green and Golden Bell Frog
Litoria caerulea Green Tree Frog
Litoria chloris Red-eyed Green Tree Frog
Litoria citropa Blue Mountains Tree Frog
Litoria dentata Keferstein’s Tree Frog
Litoria ewingi Southern Brown Tree Frog
Litoria fallax Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog
Litoria gracilenta Dainty Green Tree Frog
Litoria infrafrentata White-lipped Tree Frog
Litoria lesueurii Lesueur’s Frog
Litoria peronii Peron’s Tree Frog
Litoria phyllochroa Green Stream Frog
Litoria rothii Roth’s Tree Frog
Litoria rubella Red Tree Frog
Litoria splendida Magnificent Tree-frog
Litoria tyleri Tyler’s Tree Frog
Litoria verreauxii Verreaux’s Tree Frog
Mixophyes fasciolatus Great Barred Frog
Neobatrachus sudelli Painted Burrowing Frog
Pseudophryne australis Red-crowned Toadlet

Hoplocephalus bitorquatus Pale-headed Snake
Hoplocephalus bitorquatus x H. stephensii Pale-headed X Stephen's Banded Snake hybrid
Hoplocephalus bungaroides Broad-headed Snake
Hoplocephalus stephensii Stephens' Banded Snake
Pseudechis colletti Collett’s Snake
Pseudechis porphyriacus Red-bellied Black Snake
Vermicella annulata Eastern Bandy-bandy
Acanthophis antarcticus Southern Death Adder
Acanthophis praelongus Northern Death Adder
Acanthophis pyrrhus Desert Death Adder
Austrelaps ramsayi Highlands Copperhead
Austrelaps superbus Lowlands Copperhead
Notechis ater Black Tiger Snake
Notechis scutatus Common Tiger Snake
Pseudechis australis Mulga Snake
Pseudechis butleri Butler's Snake
Pseudechis guttatus Spotted Black Snake
Pseudonaja guttata Speckled Brown Snake
Pseudonaja modesta Ringed Brown Snake
Pseudonaja nuchalis Western Brown Snake
Rhinoplocephalus nigrescens EasternSmall-eyed Snake
Oxyuranus microlepidotus Western Taipan
Oxyuranus scutellatus Taipan
Pseudonaja textilis Common Brown Snake
Tropidechis carinatus Rough-scaled Snake
Amphibolurus burnsii Burns' Dragon
Amphibolurus longirostris Long-nosed Dragon
Amphibolurus muricatus Jacky Lizard
Amphibolurus nobbi Nobbi Dragon
Chlamydosaurus kingii Frilled Lizard
Ctenophorus cristatus Crested Dragon
Ctenophorus decresii Tawny Dragon
Ctenophorus fionni Peninsula Dragon
Ctenophorus nuchalis Central Netted Ground-dragon
Ctenophorus pictus Painted Ground-dragon
Ctenophorus reticulatus Western Netted Dragon
Ctenophorus vadnappa Red-barred Dragon
Diporophora australis Tommy Roundhead
Hypsilurus boysii Boyd's Forest Dragon
Hypsilurus spinipes Southern Forest Dragon
Lophognathus gilberti Gilbert’s Dragon
Physignathus lesueurii Water Dragon
Pogona barbata Common Bearded Dragon
Pogona barbata X P. vitticeps Eastern / Central Bearded Dragon hybrid
Pogona henrylawsoni Downs Bearded Dragon
Pogona microlepidota Small-scaled Bearded Dragon
Pogona minor minima Western Bearded Dragon
Pogona minor minor Dwarf Dearded Dragon
Pogona mitchelli North-west Bearded Dragon
Pogona vitticeps Central Bearded Dragon
Rankinia diemensis Mountain Heath Dragon
Tympanocryptis cephalis Blotch-tailed Earless Dragon
Tympanocryptis lineata Lined Earless Dragon
Christinus marmoratus Marbled Southern Gecko
Cyrtodactylus louisidensis Ring-tailed Gecko
Diplodactylus conspicillatus Fat-tailed Gecko
Diplodactylus steindachneri Box-patterned Gecko
Diplodactylus stenodactylus Pale-snouted Ground Gecko
Diplodactylus tessellatus Tessellated Gecko
Diplodactylus vittatus Eastern Stone Gecko
Gehyra australis Top-end Dtella
Gehyra dubia Dubious Dtella
Gehyra monitum Centralian Dtella
Gehyra variegata Variegated Dtella
Hemidactylus frenatus Asian House Gecko
Heteronotia binoei Bynoe’s Prickly Gecko
Heteronotia spelea Desert Cave Gecko
Lucasium damaeum Beaded Gecko
Nephrurus amyae Centralian Rough Knob-tailed Gecko
Nephrurus laevissimus Pale Knob-tailed Gecko
Nephrurus levis Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko
Nephrurus stellatus Starred Knob-tailed Gecko
Oedura castlenaui Northern Velvet Gecko
Oedura coggeri Northern Spotted Velvet Gecko
Oedura filicipoda Fringe-toed Velvet Gecko
Oedura lesueurii Lesueur’s Velvet Gecko
Oedura marmorata Marbled Velvet Gecko
Oedura monilis Ocellated Velvet Gecko
Oedura robusta Robust Velvet Gecko
Oedura tryoni Southern Spotted Velvet Gecko
Phyllurus platurus Broad-tailed Gecko
Pseudothecadactylus lindneri Northern Giant Cave Gecko
Saltuarius cornutus Northern Leaf-tail Gecko
Saltuarius salebrosus Rough-throated Leaf-tail Gecko
Saltuarius swaini Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko
Saltuarius wyberba Granite Leaf-tailed Gecko
Strophurus ciliaris Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko
Strophurus intermedius Southern Spiny-tailed Gecko
Strophurus taenicauda Golden Spiny-tailed Gecko
Strophurus williamsi Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko
Underwoodisaurus milii Thick-tailed Gecko
Lialis burtonis Burton’s Snake-Lizard
Pygopus lepidopodus Common Scaly-Foot
Pygopus nigriceps Western Scaly-Foot
No reptiles held No reptiles held
Varanus acanthurus Spiny-tailed Monitor
Varanus baritji Black-spotted Spiny-tailed Monitor
Varanus brevicauda Short-tailed Pygmy Monitor
Varanus caudolineatus Stripe-tailed Monitor
Varanus giganteus Perentie
Varanus gilleni Pygmy Mulga Monitor
Varanus gouldii Sand Monitor
Varanus indicus Mangrove Monitor
Varanus kingorum Long-tailed Rock Moniotor
Varanus mertensi Mertens’ Water Monitor
Varanus mitchelli Mitchell's Water Monitor
Varanus panoptes Yellow-spotted Monitor
Varanus primordius Northern Ridge-tailed Monitor
Varanus rosenbergi Heath Monitor
Varanus spenceri Spencer's Monitor
Varanus storri Storr’s Monitor
Varanus timorensis Spotted Tree Monitor
Varanus tristis Black-headed Monitor
Varanus varius Lace Monitor
Acritoscincus platynotum Red-throated Skink
Anomalopus verreauxi Three-clawed Worm-skink
Carlia tetradactyla Southern Rainbow-skink
Carlia vivax Tussock Rainbow-skink
Coeranoscincus reticulatus Three-toed Snake-tooth Skink
Cryptoblepharus virgatus Cream-striped Wall Skink
Ctenotus robustus Eastern Striped Skink
Ctenotus taeniolatus Copper-tailed Skink
Cyclodomorphus casuarinae Tasmanian She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus gerrardii Pink-tongued Skink
Cyclodomorphus melanops Samphire Slender Bluetongue
Cyclodomorphus michaeli Mainland She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus venustus a slender bluetongue
Egernia cunninghami Cunningham’s Skink
Egernia depressa Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink
Egernia frerei Major Skink
Egernia hosmeri Hosmer’s Skink
Egernia inornata Desert Skink
Egernia kingii King’s Skink
Egernia major Land Mullet
Egernia mcpheei Eastern Crevice-skink
Egernia rugosa Yakka Skink
Egernia saxatilis Black Rock Skink
Egernia stokesii Gidgee Skink
Egernia striolata Tree Skink
Egernia whitii White’s Skink
Eremiascincus richardsonii Broad-banded Sand-swimmer
Eulamprus quoyii Eastern Water-skink
Eulamprus tenuis Barred-sided Skink
Gnypetoscinous queenslandae Prickly Forest Skink
Lampropholis delicata Garden Skink
Lampropholis guichenoti Garden Skink
Saiphos equalis Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink
Tiliqua multifasciata Centralian Blue-tongue
Tiliqua nigrolutea Blotched Blue-tongue
Tiliqua occipitalis Western Blue-tongue
Tiliqua scincoides Common Blue-tongue
Trachydosaurus rugosus Shingleback
Boiga irregularis Eastern Brown Tree Snake
Cacophis krefftii Southern Dwarf Crowned Snake
Cacophis squamulosus Golden-crowned Snake
Demansia psammophis Yellow-faced Whipsnake
Denisonia devisi De Vi’s Banded Snake
Drysdalia rhodogaster Mustard-bellied Snake
Furina diadema Red-naped Snake
Hemiaspis signata Black-bellied Swanp Snake
Suta dwyeri Dwyer's Snake
Acrochorous arafurae Arafura File Snake
Antaresia childreni Children’s Python
Antaresia childreni X A. maculosus Children's/Eastern Small-blotched Python hybrid
Antaresia maculosus Spotted Python
Antaresia perthensis Pygmy Python
Aspidites melanocephalus Black-headed Python
Aspidites ramsayi Woma Python
Dendrelaphis punctulata Common Tree Snake
Enhydris polylepis Macleay's Water Snake
Liasis albertisii White-lipped Python
Liasis mackloti Water Python
Liasis olivaceus Olive Python
Liasis stimsoni Stimson's Python
Morelia amethistina Scrub Python
Morelia carinata Rough-scaled Python
Morelia spilota Carpet/Diamond Python (subspecies not known)
Morelia spilota bredli Centralian Carpet Python
Morelia spilota cheynei Jungle Carpet Python
Morelia spilota imbricata Western Carpet Python
Morelia spilota mcdowelli Eastern Carpet Python
Morelia spilota mcdowelli / spilota Carpet/Diamond Python (natural intergrade)
Morelia spilota mcdowelli X M.s. cheynei Coastal / Jungle Carpet Python hybrid
Morelia spilota metcalfei Murray/Darling Carpet Python
Morelia spilota spilota Diamond Python
Morelia spilota spilota X M.s. bredli Diamond / Centralian Carpet Python hybrid
Morelia spilota spilota X M.s. mcdowelli Diamond / Coastal Carpet Python hybrid
Morelia spilota variegata Top End Carpet Python
Morelia viridis Green Python
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens Blackish Blind Snake
Stegonotus cucullatus Slaty-grey Snake
Tropidonophis mairii Keelback Snake
Carettochelys insculpta Pig-nosed Turtle
Chelodina canni Cann's Snake-necked Turtle
Chelodina longicollis Eastern Snake-necked Turtle
Chelodina oblonga Oblong Snake-necked Turtle
Chelodina rugosa sp. Northern Long-necked Turtle
Code changed - see T2002 Cooper Creek Short-necked Turtle
Elseya albagula Burnett River Snapping Turtle
Elseya bellii Bell's (Namoi River) Turtle
Elseya dentata Northern Snapping Turtle
Elseya irwini Yellow-headed Snapping Turtle
Elseya latisternum Saw-shelled Turtle
Elseya lavarackorum Lavarack's Turtle
Elusor macrurus Mary River Turtle
Emydura australis North-west Red-faced Turtle
Emydura macquarii Murray Short-necked Turtle
Emydura macquarii dharra Macleay River Short-necked Turtle
Emydura macquarii emmotti Emmott's Short-necked Turtle
Emydura macquarii gunaburra Hunter River Short-necked Turtle
Emydura macquarii kreffti Krefft’s Short-necked Turtle
Emydura macquarii signata Brisbane River Short-necked Turtle
Emydura subglobosa Painted Short-necked Turtle
Emydura tanybaraga Northern Yellow-faced Turtle
Emydura victoriae Northern Red-faced Turtle
Emydura worrelli Leichhardt River Short-necked Turtle
Macrochelodina expansa Broad-shelled Snake-necked Turtle
Macrochelodina rugosa Northern Snake-necked Turtle
Rheodytes leukops Fitzroy Turtle


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Dec 25, 2007
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Behind the bushes, Qld
It appears the Liasis albertisii has been bumped over to Morelia albertisii (Underwood & Stimson, 1990). Given that scientists like to change their minds all the time tho, don't know if it's official or what. Being patternless, I would have thought liasis more suitable but hey, I'm a builder not a zoologist!

I'm sure I read somewhere that someone in Oz has bred or tried to breed this python. Anyone know if this is the case? Would love to see this snake make it's way into the hobby at large.


Almost Legendary
Jun 30, 2006
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With my snakes
Everywhere I have read lists the albertisii as Liasis.

I wonder what made them change the bredli's name from Morelia Bredli to Morelia s. Bredli. In some of the highly recommended books such as Cogger's, Pythons of Australia the bredli was called Centralian Python and not classed as a carpet. I always thought they were a carpet but was talking about this with someone just the other day.


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Apr 3, 2007
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Bredli has a bigger scale count then carpets don't they?


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Jul 21, 2006
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Aren't shingleback lizards Tiliquas ?
Tiliqua rugosa


even further, there is apparently sub species... although i dont think NPWS cares.. said:
There are four Shingleback subspecies

The Common Shingleback(T. rugosa rugosa • Gray, 1845)
• This species has a somewhat slender body, as well as a relatively long, thin tail. It is also the most colorful of the subspecies. Specimens seen with the bright orange/red coloration are the T. rugosa rugosa.

The Eastern Shingleback (T. rugosa aspera • Gray, 1845)
• The largest in length, as well as body mass. The asperas have enormous armored scales that almost resemble a large pinecone (hence the nickname pinecone lizard). This species also has the broadest head, as well as a very wide, fat tail. Most species are solid black.

The Sharkbay Shingleback (T. rugosa palarra • Shea, 2000)
• Long thin tails that in some cases, seem to end in a point. The validity of this scientific species is of some dispute. This animal's body structure (and other attributes) are nearly identical to the Common Shingleback.

The (Rottnest) Island Shingleback (T. rugosa konowi • Mertens, 1958 )
• The rarest in captivity, and originating from a tiny island (called Rottnest) off the western coast of Australia, the Konowi is the smallest of all the subspecies, comprises of smaller scales, and is also known to have a blue-green tinge. See an amazing juxtaposed shot comparing the size difference of the Aspera and the Konowi.

considering their colour changes from each area, scale size and body type variations.. surely it should be generally accepted. they do with carpets.


Jun 8, 2007
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Just quickly

Varanus glebopalma Black palmed rock monitor
Varanus glauerti
2 species known to be legally held.
Also Nephrurus wheeleri Banded knob tailed gecko young were advertised for sale this year in NSW.


Hey Cris (nice Spencers on your avatar BTW),

You forgot Varanus Glauerti and V. Timorensis is only available off shore; our Spotted Tree Monitors are V. Scalaris!


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