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Major skink

major skink (Bellatorias frerei)
Daintree Rainforest, Queensland
Photo © Kirrily Douglas
Bellatorias frerei - (G√ľnther, 1897)
Pronunciation  bell-ah-tor-EE-ahs   FREER-ee
Etymology  Bellatorias: 'war-like'.1
frerei: after Mount Bartle-Frere.
Other names  Egernia frerei 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 18 cm
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Eastern Australia, north from about Coffs Harbour, including many islands. Also found in southern New Guinea.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland


Found in a variety of habitats, including vine scrubs, rainforests and woodlands.

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