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Re: Better than cloning-some reptiles can have virgin births

>        There is also a species of skink in Australia that does this.
>There are no males of the species at all. Occationally an egg layed
>by a species of fowl will also hatch without needing to be
>fertilised, but the offspring are usually stunted and deformed.

You may be confused with Binoe's Gekko (Hetronotia binoeii) which is
parthanogenic (all female) in times of environmental stress and live in
areas of almost permanent environmental stress!



Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd