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Ecology of Wahlberg's velvet gecko, Homopholis wahlbergii , in southern Africa

Whiting, Martin; Reaney, Leeann T; Keogh, J Scott

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We examined 170 museum specimens of the southern African gekkonid lizard Homopholis wahlbergii, to quantify sexual dimorphism, male and female reproductive cycles and diet. The largest male and female we recorded were 116 and 119 mm snout-vent length (SVL) respectively. We compared SVL, tail length, head length, head width and eye diameter and found no evidence of sexual dimorphism in any of these characters. The smallest female with thickened muscular oviducts and follicles, indicating sexual...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/28839
Source: African Zoology
DOI: 10.3377/1562-7020(2007)42[38:EOWVGH]2.0.CO;2

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