Photographic evidence of interspecies mating in geckos of the Lepidodactylus lugubris unisexual-bisexual complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae)

Phyllomedusa
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Abstract

An interspecies mating between unisexual Lepidodactylus lugubris and a male of the bisexual Lepidodactylus moestus was photographed by Carlos Cianchini on Kosrae [Island], FSM, at 18:15 h on 22 August 2013 (Figure 1). The mating pair was on a window frame inside a house at Pukusruk Wan village (05°21'01" N, 163°00'41" E, elev. 28 m a.s.l.) on the northeastern side of the island. This is the first direct evidence of mating between these two species.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Photographic evidence of interspecies mating in geckos of the Lepidodactylus lugubris unisexual-bisexual complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae)
Series title Phyllomedusa
DOI 10.11606/issn.2316-9079.v13i2p133-136
Volume 13
Issue 2
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Melopsittacus Publicações Cientif́icas
Publisher location Belo Horizonte
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 133
Last page 136
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N