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Whiptail Lizard
Teiidae
Cnemidophorus
Type: Lizard

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Teiidae Family
Cnemidophorus Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

Moab, Utah

Description

Mostly light brown, with lines of black, teal, and orange.

General information about Whiptail Lizard :

Parthenogenesis

Certain species of whiptail lizards have nearly all-female populations.

These lizards reproduce by parthenogenesis, which is basically reproduction without a male. The resulting offspring would be genetic clones that were "born of a virgin".

These female lizards increase fertility by pseudocopulation with each other. Or in other words, they're gay. Yes, gay lesbian lizards in nature.

The egg size changes depending on which lizard played the role of the female, and which one played the role of the male. The lizard on the bottom, acting as the female, has larger eggs.

The lizards trade off this role each mating season.

Hopefully God can forgive them.



Oh she\'s totally Gay!
Whiptail Lizards reproduce by Parthenogenesis, making them all lesbians.



Whiptail Lizard




Look at how the feet are designed
The three toes in front are for quickly moving across flat ground, or climbing up. While the two back toes are for climbing down.



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