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The following list of 25 species of reptiles and amphibians on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve includes those recorded up to 2010 by the ACT Herpetological Association [note] as well as those observed since.

All photos have been taken on the Reserve by Alison Milton and Warren Bond

  Common Name Scientific name hover over image to see name
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Snakes   Pseudechis porphyriacus [Red-bellied black snake]
  Blackish blind snake Anilos nigrescens
  Red-bellied Black Snake Pseudechis porphyriacus
  Common or Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis
  Oriental Striped Skink Ctenotus orientalis
  Robust Striped Skink Ctenotus robustus
  Copper-tailed Skink Ctenotus taeniolatus
  Cunningham's Skink Egernia cunninghami  
  Three-toed Skink Hemiergis decresiensis Ctenotus robustus [Robust striped skink]
  Garden Skink Lampropholis delicata
  Boulenger's Skink Morethia boulengeri
  Shingleback Tiliqua rugosus
  Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard Tiliqua scincoides
  Jacky Dragon Amphibolurus muricatus
  Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata
Legless Lizards    
  Pink-tailed worm-lizard Aprasia parapulchella Pogona barbata [Bearded dragon]
  Olive Legless Lizard Delma inornata
Monitors and Geckos  
  Marbled Gecko Christinus marmoratus
  Eastern Long-neck Turtle Chelodina longicollis
  Plains Froglet Crinia parinsignifera
  Common Eastern Froglet Crinia signifera
  Eastern Banjo Frog, Pobblebonk Limnodynastes dumerilii  
  Brown-striped Frog Limnodynastes peronii Chelodina longicollis [Long necked turtle]
  Spotted Grass Frog Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
  Peron's Tree-frog Litoria peronii
  Whistling Tree-frog Litoria verreauxii
  Spotted Burrowing Frog Neobatrachus sudellae
  Smooth Toadlet Uperoleia laevigata


Note: fotpin is grateful to Joe McAuliffe for permission to use the original ACT Herpetological Association list on our website. For more details, see Reptiles of the Southern Tableland [ pdf 14.8 MB]

For more photos of reptiles and amphibiansfound on the Pinnacle and elsewhere in the ACT,
follow this link to the Canberra Nature Map:


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