Murrumbidgee - Ginninderra Gorges National Park

Frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles and skinks

John Wombey

Perons tree frogPeron’s tree frog

The populations of reptiles and amphibians in the Molonglo River gorge and Ginninderra Creek area are likely to similar to the populations in the region as a whole.

John Wombey, formerly with CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology lists fifteen species of frogs and toads as being possible in the region.

Eastern snake-necked turtleEastern snake-necked turtle

Also thirty six species of skinks, lizards, dragons and monitors are identified as being possible within the region along with eight species of snake. The Eastern snake-necked turtle is common near all the creeks and rivers (CSIRO List of Australian Vertebrates, 1998 by M Stanger, M Clayton, R Schodde, J Wombey and I Mason).

Red bellied black snakeRed bellied black snake
Rosenberg(1).jpgThe vulnerable (NSW) Rosenbergs Goanna – Copyright © Ross Bennett

Insect fauna

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