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Sexual Dimorphism, Diet, and Reproduction in the Swamp Skink, Egernia coventryi

Clemann, Nick; Chapple, David; Wainer, John


The Swamp Skink, Egernia coventryi, is an uncommon species that inhabits wetlands and swampy heaths in predominantly coastal regions of southeastern Australia. We examined museum specimens to quantify the diet, reproduction, and sexual dimorphism of E. coventryi. The mean SVL of both adult males and females was 85-86 mm, and individuals attain sexual maturity at about 72-74 mm SVL. Although the sexes did not differ in body size (SVL), males have longer and broader heads than females, both in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Herpetology


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