Bellatorias frerei (syn. Egernia frerei)

Bellatorias frerei (syn. Egernia frerei)

Egernia frerei

(Major Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Bellatorias frerei (syn. Egernia frerei)

Common name

Major Skink

Main colour

Pale to chocolate brown with blotches

Body size

Snout to vent 18 cm, tail 24 cm long

Location

Cairns

Description

This large skink is often found around rocky outcrops in well-vegetated areas. It is chiefly coastal. The body and head are broad. The body is pale brown to chocolate brown but the scales have a darker streak in the centre which gives the effect of broken line of short stripes. Flanks are paler in colour with paler spots or blotches; belly is white to yellowish.