THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

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TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

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GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

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LAND MULLET
Bellatorias (was Egernia) major

LAND MULLET Bellatorias (was Egernia) major
Photo taken at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens, NSW

LAND MULLET Bellatorias (was Egernia) major


Notice the black ticks behind the legs and in the ear of this Land mullet at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens, NSW

Photo taken at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens, NSW


LAND MULLET Bellatorias (was Egernia) major
Photo taken at Symbio Zoo NSW 
 
LAND MULLET Bellatorias (was Egernia) major
The Land mullet 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 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 !

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