Australian reptiles contain a diverse group of animals, found throughout the
continent, with three of the four orders of reptiles native to Australia. These
include Testudines, Squamata and Crocodilia. With over 860 species, the most
diverse group is Squamata, more commonly known as lizards and snakes. The
largest reptile is the Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and is
native to Australia.
Whilst many of our larger reptiles in Queensland and the
northern end of Australia are have been put in a precarious position danger due
to the spread of the introduced Cane Toad (most wildlife that eat the cane toad
die from the toxin), there are still a number of opportunities to see these
reptiles in the wild, in addition to the conservation centres and wildlife
sanctuaries around the country.
We hope you enjoy the information and images we present
here of some of the reptiles to be seen in Australia.