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Mating behaviour in the blotched blue-tongued lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea, in captivity


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Edwards, A and Jones, SM (2003) Mating behaviour in the blotched blue-tongued lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea, in captivity. Herpetofauna, 33 (2). pp. 60-64.

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Southern or blotched blue-tongued lizards, Tiliqua nigrolutea, are large, viviparous skinks distributed throughout southeastern Australia (Cogger, 1992). Adult males can range from 25-29 cm snout-vent length (SVL) and weigh between 300 and 450 g, with females somewhat larger and heavier. In Tasmania, where this study was conducted, blue-tongued lizards occur in low altitude heath, savanna woodland and dry sclerophyll forest in the cool temperate regions of the state (Rawlinson, 1974). We studied the reproductive biology of blue-tongued lizards for five years during a PhD project examining the roles of steroid hormones in reproductive physiology and behaviour, and here we describe our observations of mating behaviours in blue-tongued lizards in captivity.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Herpetofauna
Page Range: pp. 60-64
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small local journal, near final version of manuscript as it was eventually published

Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:12
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