Data on the reproductive biology of two Anguids in Turkey
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CitationYakin, B. Y., & Tok, C. V. (2021). Data on the reproductive biology of two anguids in turkey. Biharean Biologist, 15(1), 48-52.
Information on the reproduction biology of Anguis fragilis complex and Pseudopus apodus living in Turkey was very limited or rare. Here we dissected a total of 80 female Anguid (61 A. fragilis complex and 19 P. apodus) lizards to examine the ovaries for eggs and embryos. According to the frequencies concerning ripe eggs and embryos (for A. fragilis complex only) it can be suggested that the potential reproduction period of A. fragilis complex from April to July, whereas the potential reproduction period of P. apodus is between April and June. We also observed A. fragilis complex individuals gave birth in the laboratory and, the SVL values of newborn individuals varies between 44 mm and 56 mm whereas the SVL values of stillborns varies between 42 mm and 49 mm.