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The following is based on a list of 24 species of reptiles and amphibians recorded on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve up to 2010 was provided by Joe McAuliffe from the ACT Herpetological Association. fotpin is grateful to Joe for permission to publish this list on our website.

Additional species recorded by fotpin members are shown highlighted in green
All photos have been taken on the Reserve  


Family Genus Species Common Name
Gekkonidae Christinus marmoratus Marbled Gecko (photos)
Pygopodidae Aprasia parapulchella Pink-tailed worm-lizard
Pygopodidae Delma inornata Olive Legless Lizard
Scincidae Ctenotus orientalis Oriental Striped Skink
Scincidae Ctenotus robustus Robust Striped Skink (photos)
Scincidae Egernia cunninghami Cunningham's Skink
Scincidae Hemiergis decresiensis Three-toed Skink
Scincidae Lampropholis delicata Garden Skink
Scincidae Morethia boulengeri Boulenger's Skink
Scincidae Tiliqua scincoides Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard
Scincidae Tiliqua rugosus Shingleback (photo)
now thought to have been introduced
Agamidae Pogona barbata Common Bearded Dragon (photo)
Agamidae Amphibolurus muricatus Jacky Dragon
Legless Lizards
Pygopodidae Delma inornata Patternless Delma 
Elapidae Pseudechis porphyriacus Red-bellied Black Snake (photo)
Elapidae Pseudonaja textilis Common or Eastern Brown Snake (photo; video)
Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops nigrescens Blackish blind snake
Hylidae Litoria peronii Peron's Tree Frog
Hylidae Litoria verreauxii Whistling Tree Frog
Myobatrachidae Crinia parinsignifera Plains Froglet
Myobatrachidae Crinia signifera Common Eastern Froglet
Myobatrachidae Limnodynastes dumerilii Pobblebonk
Myobatrachidae Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Spotted Grass Frog
Myobatrachidae Neobatrachus sudelli Spotted Burrowing Frog
Myobatrachidae Uperoleia laevigata Smooth Toadlet
Chelidae Chelodina longicollis Eastern Long-neck Turtle (photo)


For more information, see Reptiles of the Southern Tableland [ pdf 14.8 MB]

Photos from The Pinnacle


marbled gecko  Marbled gecko


Striped Skink Robust Striped Skink






Red-bellied black snake

Red-bellied black snake  


Encountered on a cool day in mid-April, the snake to the right flattened its head and neck to make itself look bigger and compensate for its slow moving escape from perceived threat.


black snake

Eastern brown snake

brown snake


brown snake


Video of a young Eastern Brown snake hunting in long grass.
Click image to play in YouTube

John Brannan




For more photos of mosses, lichens and liverworts found on the Pinnacle,
follow this link to the Canberra Nature Map:


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