Female reproductive cycles in the northernmost populations of the two gekkonid lizards,Hemidactylus frenatus andLepidodactylus lugubris

@article{Ota2006FemaleRC,
  title={Female reproductive cycles in the northernmost populations of the two gekkonid lizards,Hemidactylus frenatus andLepidodactylus lugubris},
  author={Hidetoshi Ota},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={121-130}
}
Lepidodactylus lugubris, a parthenogenetic gekkonid lizard of possible tropical origin, occurs on Kita-Daitojima Island of the Ryukyu Archipelago and lays eggs almost throughout the year. The oviposition season of the sympatric population of another primary tropical, but bisexual gecko,Hemidactylus frenatus, is confined to between April and September. Laboratory experiments indicate that the hatching ratio of the egg reduces with the decrease of incubation temperature in both species. Some eggs… CONTINUE READING
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