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Arnhem Land skink

Arnhem Land skink (Bellatorias obiri)
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Photo © Lindley McKay
Bellatorias obiri - (Wells & Wellington, 1985)
Pronunciation  bell-ah-tor-EE-ahs  
Etymology  Bellatorias: 'war-like'.1
obiri: named for the type locality of Obiri Rock in Arnhem Land.
Other names  Hortonia obiri
Egernia obiri
Egernia arnhemensis - (Sadlier 1990)
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 21 cm
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory


Moist habitats in the sandstone escarpments of Arnhem Land.

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