THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - SKINKS

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

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GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

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MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

Skinks of Australia

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

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MAJOR SKINK
Bellatorias (was Egernia) frerei

MAJOR SKINK Bellatorias (was Egernia) frerei
Major Skink (Bellatorias frerei)

  
Note that lizards previously called Major Skinks from the Northern Territory are now called Arnhem Land Skinks (Bellatorias obiri)

MAJOR SKINK Bellatorias (was Egernia) frerei
Major Skink (Bellatorias frerei)

MAJOR SKINK Bellatorias (was Egernia) frerei
Major Skink (Bellatorias frerei)

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Major Skink (Bellatorias frerei)

This large species of skink is commonly encountered in the wild. Note that Major Skinks were once called Egernia major however name was changed to Egernia frerei and the Land Mullet had its name changed from Egernia bungana to Egernia major ! Both species were later moved to the genus Bellatorias.

 

Major Skinks Bellatorias frerei may be confused with the following similar looking species:-

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
(EXTERNAL LINK)

DISTRIBUTION

Land Mullet

Bellatorias major

NSW, Qld

Arnhem Land Skink

Bellatorias obiri (was Egernia arnhemensis)

NT

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