FIRST RECORD OF NECROPHILIA IN THE BAJA CALIFORNIA SPINY LIZARD, Sceloporus zosteromus (Phrynosomatidae)

  • Jorge Heriberto Valdez Villavicencio Fauna del Noroeste, A.C.
  • Anny Peralta-García Fauna del Noroeste, A.C.

Resumen

Necrophilia is a reproductive behavior were a live animal attempts to mate with a dead conspecific. This behaviour has been reported in several lizard species. Here, we report the first case of necrophilia of an adult male Sceloporus zosteromus with a dead conspecific female in northwestern Baja California, Mexico.

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2020-05-28
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VALDEZ VILLAVICENCIO, Jorge Heriberto; PERALTA-GARCÍA, Anny. FIRST RECORD OF NECROPHILIA IN THE BAJA CALIFORNIA SPINY LIZARD, Sceloporus zosteromus (Phrynosomatidae). Revista Latinoamericana de Herpetología, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 116-117, may 2020. ISSN 2594-2158. Disponible en: <https://herpetologia.fciencias.unam.mx/index.php/revista/article/view/128>. Fecha de acceso: 04 aug. 2020
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