First captive breeding of a night skink (Scincidae: Eremiascincus) from Timor-Leste, Lesser Sunda Islands, with remarks on the reproductive biology of the genus
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AbstractWe report two instances of captive breeding in a species of Timorese night skink (genus Eremiascincus Greer, 1979) in October and December 2012. Four and three neonates, respectively, with total lengths of ca 40 mm each, were discovered during routine maintenance of a terrarium, in which three adult animals (1 male, 2 females) were kept. The absence of eggshells in the terrarium and the unlikelihood of post-eclosion oophagy by the adults suggest that the reproductive mode of the species is viviparous. We also provide a summary of available information pertaining to the reproductive biology of other members of the genus Eremiascincus.
Citation'First captive breeding of a night skink (Scincidae: Eremiascincus) from Timor-Leste, Lesser Sunda Islands, with remarks on the reproductive biology of the genus', Salamandra, 52 (2) pp. 178-188
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