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1 October 2007 Reproductive cycle of the Namibian striped skink, Trachylepis sparsa (Squamata: Scincidae) from southern Africa
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The reproductive cycle of the Namibian striped skink is described from a histological examination of gonadal material from museum specimens. Males followed a seasonal testicular cycle in which sperm were produced primarily during spring and summer. Testes in regression were present mainly in March. Females with oviductal eggs or corpora lutea were present September to March and May to June. Not all females reproduced annually. Clutch (= litter size) for 23 females was 4.9 ± 0.97 S.D., range: 3–6.

Stephen R. Goldberg "Reproductive cycle of the Namibian striped skink, Trachylepis sparsa (Squamata: Scincidae) from southern Africa," African Zoology 42(2), 289-293, (1 October 2007). https://doi.org/10.3377/1562-7020(2007)42[289:RCOTNS]2.0.CO;2
Received: 10 November 2006; Accepted: 23 April 2007; Published: 1 October 2007
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