The evolution of form and function: Morphology and locomotor performance in West Indian Anolis lizards. These surfaces are typically perpendicular to adductor forces, resulting in a vertical reaction force supporting the animal Cartmill, Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.
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This technique is widely used to determine the gender of snakes and a few lizard species accurately, but it is not always effective with monitor lizards. Ben Team. If you've had an adult for a number of years and you never see this its most likely a female.
Adult males will sometimes evert their hemipenes and drag it around the cage to scent mark an area. Males tend to be larger overall than females and in some species this is really noticeable. A fully everted male hemipenes "flowers" at the end and its hard to miss.
PC2 Claw morphology and Niche partitioning in the Kimberley The fact that claw morphology correlated well with function suggests that claws may play a role in niche separation in the Kimberley varanid guild. Palaeontol Electron4 11—9. The statistical significance of these distances was assessed with 10, permutations tests.
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Smith of Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, have sought to devise a method for determining monitor sex that relies on body measurements, although their study focused exclusively on Australian species. From there, smoothly push your index finger and thumb over the tail moving in the direction of the back limbs.
Comparative ecology of Varanus in the Great Victoria desert. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology , 9 1 , — Wilson, and C.