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1 May 2000 Small Clutch Size in a Mediterranean Endemic Lacertid (Podarcis milensis)
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The reproductive strategy of Podarcis milensis exhibits some peculiarities when compared with other congeners. Males and females attain sexual maturity at a minimum body size of 47 and 42 mm SVL, respectively, both at an age of about one year. Podarcis milensis has a very small clutch size, with a mean of 1.73 and a range of 1–3 eggs, and produces multiple clutches annually. Both sexes exhibit a prolonged reproductive period extending from January to August.

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
C. Adamopoulou and E. D. Valakos "Small Clutch Size in a Mediterranean Endemic Lacertid (Podarcis milensis)," Copeia 2000(2), 610-614, (1 May 2000). https://doi.org/10.1643/0045-8511(2000)000[0610:SCSIAM]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 8 August 1999; Published: 1 May 2000
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