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Lizard Oviparity at High Elevations? The Case of the Bolivian Endemic Liolaemus variegatus

Jiménez Robles, Octavio; Miranda-Calle, A. Bruno; De la Riva, I.


Oviparity is the most widespread reproductive mode among reptiles. The South American genus Liolaemus contains both oviparous and viviparous species, the latter generally dominating at high latitudes and high elevations. We report for the first time evidence suggesting oviparity in Liolaemus variegatus, an Andean lizard endemic to Bolivia. We record its presence at elevations up to 4,200 m on the Cordillera de Tiraque, which is among the highest localities for oviparous lizards in the world. We...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: South American Journal of Herpetology
DOI: 10.2994/SAJH-D-18-00071.1


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