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Lesbian lizards

‘No hemipene necessary’

What do you do when you can reproduce without a mate? Lots of lesbian sex, I guess.

References: Moore, M.C., Whittier, J.M. and Crews, D., 1985. Sex steroid hormones during the ovarian cycle of an all-female, parthenogenetic lizard and their correlation with pseudosexual behavior. General and comparative endocrinology60(2), pp.144-153.

This is a series of little illustrated factoids about animal reproduction, posted daily. I’d love to hear your suggestions/ feedback. I also post these on my insta.