Oviductal morphology and egg shelling in the oviparous lizards Crotaphytus collaris and Eumeces obsoletus.

@article{Guillette1989OviductalMA,
  title={Oviductal morphology and egg shelling in the oviparous lizards Crotaphytus collaris and Eumeces obsoletus.},
  author={Louis J. Guillette and Sandra L. Fox and Brent D. Palmer},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1989},
  volume={201 2},
  pages={
          145-159
        }
}
Morphological changes occurring in the oviduct and epithelial cells of the lizards Crotaphytus collaris and Eumeces obsoletus during the natural reproductive cycle were examined and quantified. Additionally, development of the eggshell at different stages of gravidity was described. The anterior uterus of each species has a distinct glandular type which differs between species: in E. obsoletus, the glands are tubular and in C. collaris, branched saccular. The branched saccular glands in the… CONTINUE READING