Daintree Rainforest reptiles – Cooper Creek Wilderness
Daintree Rainforest Reptiles of Cooper Creek Wilderness include Australia’s largest reptile, the Estuarine Crocodile and longest snake, Amethystine Python. These two apex predators have a profound impact on ecosystem health and productivity.
Magnificently adapted to the requirements of a successful occupancy, the Amethystine Python has the most highly-developed heat-sensing apparatus, housing infrared receptors, structured into its jaw-line, of any snake found world-wide. This enables the champion climber to move skilfully through an inky-black, three-dimensional landscape, collecting infrared information as it hunts.
Krefft’s Crowned Snake (Cacophis krefftii)
Eastern Small-eyed Snake (Rhinocephalus nigrescens)
Rainforest Skink (Saproscincus basiliscus)
Rainforest Skink (Saproscincus lewisi)
Agamidae (Agamids or Dragon Lizards)
Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)