Reproductive characteristics of the lacertid lizard Lacerta lepida

A. M. Castilla, D. Bauwens

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Ocellated lizards from C Spain (L. lepida lepida) mature at an age of 32-33 months, upon attaining a minimum size of 122-148 mm snout-vent-length. One clutch averaging 16.9 eggs is produced annually, with an inverse correlation between egg and clutch size. Lizards from SE Spain (L. lepida nevadensis) have smaller clutches (mean 12.3 eggs), composed of relatively large eggs. Some individuals produce >1 clutch per year. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-452
Number of pages8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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