Complex mating system and dispersal patterns in a social lizard, Egernia whitii

David Chapple, J Keogh

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In contrast to the polygynous mating systems typically displayed by most reptilian taxa, long-term genetic monogamy appears to be widespread within a lineage of group-living Australian scincid lizards, the Egernia group. We have recently shown that White s skink, Egernia whitii, lives in small but temporally stable social aggregations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215 - 1227
Number of pages13
JournalMolecular Ecology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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