Reproductive Cycle of the Spiny Lizard Sceloporus jarrovii ( Sauria : Phrynosomatidae ) from North-Central México

@inproceedings{RamrezBautista2011ReproductiveCO,
  title={Reproductive Cycle of the Spiny Lizard Sceloporus jarrovii ( Sauria : Phrynosomatidae ) from North-Central M{\'e}xico},
  author={Aurelio Ram{\'i}rez-Bautista and Omar Ramos-Flores and Jack W Jr Sites},
  year={2011}
}
—We studied the reproductive cycle of Sceloporus ‘‘jarrovii’’ from a temperate environment of the Sierra Madre Oriental in México. Males reached sexual maturity at a smaller snout vent length (SVL; 46 mm) than females (60 mm). Reproductive activity of both sexes was asynchronous, similar to other species inhabiting montane zones. Testes increased in size from June to November and declined rapidly in November. Vitellogenesis occurred from August to October, with ovulation occurring between… CONTINUE READING
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