Reproduction in Australian elapid snakes I. Testicular cycles and mating seasons

@inproceedings{Shine1977ReproductionIA,
  title={Reproduction in Australian elapid snakes I. Testicular cycles and mating seasons},
  author={Richard Shine},
  year={1977}
}
  • Richard Shine
  • Published 1977
  • Biology
  • Testicular cycles and mating seasons of eight species of elapid snakes are described. Four livebearing species (Austrelaps superbus, Hemiaspis signata, Notechis scutatus and Unechis gouldii) show spermiogenesis in summer, retain active spermatozoa in the vas deferens all year, and mate in both autumn and spring. Hemiaspis daemelii shows a similar testicular cycle, but its mating season is unknown. Another livebearing species, Pseudechis porphyriacus, shows spermiogenesis in spring, retains… CONTINUE READING

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