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Taxonomy of the genus Bellatorias Biodiversity of the family Scincidae

Bibliography of the genus
Bellatorias (Papua-Australian Giant Skinks)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae)

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Bellatorias in general

Peters, W.C.H. 1870. Über neue Amphibien (Hemidactylus, urosaura, Tropidolepisma, Geophis, Uriechis, Scaphiophis, Hoplocephalus, Rana, Entomoglossus, Cystignathus, Hylodes, Arthroleptis, Phyllobates, Cophomantis) des Königlich zoologischen Museums. Monatsberichte der Königlich Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1870(August): 641-652.

Peters, W.C.H. 1874. Über neue Saurier (Spĉriodactylus, Anolis, Phrynosoma, Tropidolepisma, Lygosoma, Ophioscincus) aus Centralamerica, Mexico und Australien. Monatsberichte der Königlich Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1873(November): 738-747.

Bellatorias frerei

Banks, C. 1984. Notes on growth of the major skink (Egernia freri) in captivity. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 15(1): 5-6.

Fuller, S.J.; Bull, C.M.; Murray, K.; Spencer, R.J. 2005. Clustering of related individuals in a population of the Australian lizard, Egernia frerei. Molecular Ecology 14(4): 1207-1213.

Günther, A. 1897. Descriptions of new species of lizards and a tree-frog from N.E. Queensland. Novitates Zoologicae (London) 4: 403-406.

Walker, T.A.; Hegerl, E.J. 1986. Eshelby Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Corella 10(3): 87-88.

Bellatorias major

Conran, J.G. 1983. Seed dispersal of cockspur (Maclura cochinchinensis) (Lour.) Corner by land mullet (Egernia major). Victorian Naturalist 100(6): 242-244.

Johnson, C.R. 1977. Thermoregulation in four Australian lizards of the genus Egernia (Sauria: Scincidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 60(4): 381-390.

Jones, D. 1987. Animals using the incubation mounds of the Australian brush-turkey. Sunbird 17(2): 32-35.

Klingenbock, A.; Osterwalder, K.; Shine, R. 2000. Habitat use and thermal biology of the "Land Mullet" Egernia major, a large scincid lizard from remnant rain forest in southeastern Australia. Copeia 2000(4): 931-939.

Longley, G. 1947. The giant skink (Egernia major) in the vivarium. Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1945-46: 33-34.

McFadden, M. 2006. Captive reproduction and juvenile growth rates in the land mullet (Egernia major). Herpetofauna (Sydney) 36(1): 33-35.

Osterwalder, K.; Klingenboeck, A.; Shine, R. 2004. Field studies on a social lizard: home range and social organization in an Australian skink, Egernia major. Austral Ecology 29(3): 241-249.

Peters, U. 1968. Moloch horridus, Varanus spenceri, V. mitchelli, Egernia bungana und Heteronotia binoei im Taronga-Zoo, Sydney. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 21: 252-254.

Schulz, M.; Eyre, T.J. 1997. Observations on some reptiles from Minnie Water, north-eastern New South Wales. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 27(1): 41-42.

Shea, G. 1999. Morphology and natural history of the land mullet Egernia major (Squamata: Scincidae). Australian Zoologist 31(2): 351-364.

Worrell, E. 1961. Herpetological name changes. Western Australian Naturalist 8: 18-27.

Bellatorias obiri

Armstrong, M.; Dudley, A. 2004. The Arnhem Land Egernia, Egernia obiri in Kakadu National Park. Report to Parks Australia North. Northern Territory Department of Infrastructure Planning and Environment, Darwin. [Page number unknown].

Sadlier, R.A. 1990. A new species of scincid lizard from western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Beagle 7(2): 29-33.