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Reproduction in Anolis oculatus, Ameiva fuscata and Mabuya mabouya from Dominica

Carolynn A. Somma and Garnett R. Brooks
Copeia
Vol. 1976, No. 2 (May 17, 1976), pp. 249-256
DOI: 10.2307/1443943
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1443943
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Reproduction in Anolis oculatus, Ameiva fuscata and Mabuya mabouya from Dominica
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Abstract

Male and female Anolis oculatus and Ameiva fuscata appear to be reproductively active throughout the year. One-half of A. oculatus males are mature at about 37 mm snout-vent length (SVL); one-half of the females are mature at 43 mm SVL. Female A. oculatus have alternate unilateral ovulation and lay one egg. One-half of A. fuscata males are mature at 95 mm SVL; females at 111 mm SVL. Female A. fuscata lay about four eggs per clutch, the number of eggs tending to increase with increasing SVL. Female Mabuya mabouya, a viviparous scincid, give birth to a mean of three young per brood.

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