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Re: lizard growth [egg] question
Answers are coming in both ways, larger clutches and larger eggs,
including one C-section reply. Evidently there are some taxa in which
the clutch size is invariant. I suppose that includes (at least)
those that lay but one or two eggs max.
On Mar 17, 2008, at 1:51 AM, John Scanlon wrote:
For info on lizard (& snake) reproduction, I suggest a couple of
worth looking at:
Generally small and large females within a species tend to differ
size rather than offspring size, though there may be exceptions.
related species may differ considerably in clutch size, offspring
adult size; e.g. Shine (1980) found a specimen of Demansia 'atra'
larger oviducal eggs than others, allowing reidentification as the
but larger species D. papuensis.
Dr John D. Scanlon, FCD
Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Outback at Isa
"Get this $%#@* python off me!", said Tom laocoonically.
From: David Peters [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 16 March, 2008 5:02 AM
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Subject: lizard growth question
If lizards, such as Iguana, are sexually mature at half their final
size, are the juveniles and eggs of small mothers different in size
from those of large mothers? Or are Iguana eggs pretty much the same
size no matter the age and size of the mother?
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