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MAJOR SKINK
Bellatorias (was Egernia) frerei

MAJOR SKINK Bellatorias (was Egernia) frerei
  MAJOR SKINK Bellatorias (was Egernia) frerei map
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 (was Egernia) frerei

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This large species of skink is commonly encountered in the wild. Note that Major Skinks were once called Egernia major however it was later discovered that the type specimen 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 !

 

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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