In the following table, each plan for threatened reptiles and apmphibians is cited by genus, species (and in some cases sub-species, population), common name and name of Recovery Plan (including author, publication year and plan status, eg draft, in prep., etc).

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Species scientific name

Species common name

Recovery Plan name

Caretta caretta

Chelonia mydas

Dermochelys coriacea

loggerhead turtle

green turtle

leatherback turtle

Recovery Plan for marine turtles in Australia (Environment Australia 2003)**

Delma impar

striped legless lizard

Draft National Recovery Plan for the striped legless lizard (Robertson and Smith 2010)

Egernia kintorei

great desert skink (or Tjakura)

National Recovery Plan for the great desert skink (McAlpin 2001)


carpet python

Regional Recovery Plan for the carpet python in the SA Murray-Darling Basin (Trelibs 2006)

Tiliqua adelaidensis

pygmy bluetongue lizard

National Recovery Plan for the pygmy bluetongue lizard (Duffy et al. in prep.)

Egernia slateri*

black-striped desert skink

National Recovery Plan for Slater's Skink (Pavey 2004)

Litoria raniformis

golden bell frog or southern bell frog

Draft National Recovery Plan for the Southern Bell Frog (Clemann and Gillespie 2010)

Draft Regional Recovery Plan for the Golden Bell Frog Litoria raniformis in the South Australian River Murray Corridor (Schultz 2005)

Additional multiple species plans (for various mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians):


* indicates a species considered extinct in South Australia
** indicates a multiple species plan.

The DEW Biological Database of South Australia has been used as the basis for generating the list of threatened animal species in the above table, following the taxonomic identities recognised by the South Australian Museum and listed in the threatened species schedules of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. The list is primarily focussed at the species level, but in some instances sub-species are recognised.