On the reproductive cycles of Lampropholis guichenoti and L. delicata (Squamata: Scincidae) in the Sydney region

J. M P Joss, J. A. Minard

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Abstract

The reproductive cycles of L. delicata and L. guichenoti were investigated in the Sydney region. It was found that L. delicata produces a single clutch of 2-4 eggs per year whereas L. guichenoti can produce two clutches of 2-4 eggs each in years of good rainfall. Males of both species have two periods of spermatogenic activity, providing mature sperm for a spring and a summer mating. Mating follows oviposition in late summer and the females store sperm for fertilizing the eggs ovulated the following spring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-640
Number of pages16
JournalAustralian Journal of Zoology
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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