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2008 Zoological Society of JapanZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE 25: 843848 (2008) Clutch Size in the Tropical Scincid Lizard Emoia sanfordi,
 

Summary:  2008 Zoological Society of JapanZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE 25: 843848 (2008)
Clutch Size in the Tropical Scincid Lizard Emoia sanfordi,
a Species Endemic to the Vanuatu Archipelago
Alison Madeline Hamilton1*, Mallory Elizabeth Eckstut2
, Elaine Renee Klein3
and Christopher Cowell Austin1
1
Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University,
119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
2
Department of Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University,
Hammond, Louisiana 70402, USA
3
Section of Integrative Biology and Texas Memorial Museum,
University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
The majority of species in the scincid genus Emoia (Squamata: Scincidae) have a fixed clutch size
of two eggs per clutch and produce between two and four clutches per year. One lineage within
Emoia, the Emoia samoensis species group, consists of 13 species occurring in Melanesia and the
islands of the southwestern Pacific Ocean, and exhibits variation in clutch size, with previously
reported clutch sizes of two to five eggs. Little is known about reproduction in several members

  

Source: Austin, Christopher C. - Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology