THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - SKINKS

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LAND MULLET
Bellatorias (was Egernia) major

LAND MULLET Bellatorias (was Egernia) major
This photo Land Mullet (Bellatorias major) was taken at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens, NSW

Approximate distribution of the Land Mullet Bellatorias major
Approximate distribution of the Land Mullet (Bellatorias major)

Land Mullet Bellatorias major
This photo Land Mullet (Bellatorias major) was taken at Taronga Park Zoo, NSW

Land Mullet Bellatorias major
Notice the black ticks behind the leg on this Land Mullet (Bellatorias major) at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens, NSW


Land Mullet Bellatorias major
This photo Land Mullet (Bellatorias major) was taken at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens, NSW


LAND MULLET Bellatorias (was Egernia) major sign
This photo which uses the previous genus that the land Mullet was in (Egernia) was taken at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens, NSW


LAND MULLET Bellatorias (was Egernia) major
This photo Land Mullet (Bellatorias major) was taken at Symbio Zoo NSW
 

Land Mullet Bellatorias major
This photo Land Mullet (Bellatorias major) was taken from the Boardwalk at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie, NSW 


Land Mullet Bellatorias major
This very large old Land Mullet (Bellatorias major) was photographed along the Googik Track, Port Macquarie, NSW
 
LAND MULLET Bellatorias (was Egernia) major
The Land Mullet (Bellatorias major) is a common species and is regarded as the largest species of skink in Australia

Note that Major Skinks were once called Egernia major, however it was later discovered that the type specimen of Egernia major was actually a Land Mullet so the Major Skinks name was changed to Egernia frerei and the Land Mullet had its name changed from Egernia bungana to Egernia major!

Later both species were moved from the Egernia Genus to the Bellatorias Genus.

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