Bellatorias major (GRAY, 1845)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bellatorias major?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Land Mullet|
|Synonym||Tropidolepisma major GRAY 1845: 107|
Tropidolepisma majus GÜNTHER 1875
Egernia bungana De VIS 1888: 814
Egernia major — COGGER 1983: 158
Egernia major — COGGER 2000: 465
Bellatorias major — GARDNER et al. 2008
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)|
Type locality: Australia, but restricted to E Australia (Sydney and Rockhampton) by Günther (1875). Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH xv.88a|
Holotype: (not found) from S Queensland, QM [Egernia bungana]
|Comment||Synonymy after COGGER 1983.|
Type Species: Tropidolepisma major GRAY 1845 is the type species of the genus Bellatorias WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984.
Deﬁnition (genus Bellatorias): The clade consisting of Bellatorias major (Gray, 1845), and all organisms or species that share a more recent common ancestor with Bellatorias major than with Tiliqua scincoides, Egernia cunninghami, Liopholis whitii or Lissolepis luctuosa.
Description (genus Bellatorias): A genus of Egernia Group skinks, large to very large lizards (adult SVL 160–310 mm); head and body squarish in cross-section; midbody scales in 26–36 rows, dorsals smooth to weakly keeled; nasal scale with postnarial groove running to the ﬁrst supralabial; subocular scale row incomplete; eyes relatively large, the eyelids usually with distinct cream margins, easily differentiated from adjacent scales.