AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
Note that lizards previously called Major Skinks from the Northern Territory are now called Arnhem Land skinks Bellatorias obiri
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:-