First captive breeding of Lacerta (Omanosaura) cyanura Arnold, 1972, with comments on systematic implications of reproductive patterns and juvenile dress

  • Published source details Leptien R. & Böhme W. (1994) Gefangenschafts-erstnachzucht von Lacerta (Omanosaura) cyanura Arnold, 1972, mit bemerkungen zur einbeziehung ihrer fortpflanzungsstrategie und ihres jugendkleides in systematische überlegungen (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). Herpetozoa, 7, 3-9.


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Breed reptiles in captivity: Lizards

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Reptile Conservation
  1. Breed reptiles in captivity: Lizards

    A study in 1992–1993 on the Arabian Peninsula (Leptien & Böhme 1994) found that a pair of blue-tailed Oman lizards Omanosaura cyanura bred successfully in captivity. In 1993, one female laid five clutches of three eggs and one clutch of 2 eggs. Overall, five of 11 eggs (45%) hatched successfully, and no hatching information was available for two clutches of three eggs each. In 1992–1993, a female and two male lizards were brought into captivity and initially housed together until one male was removed. The terrarium (90 x 40 x 60 cm) contained sand, stones and an Aloe sp. The sand was maintained at 30°C, and during the day temperatures were increased to 60°C for several hours using a spotlight. Eggs were removed and incubated at 28°C.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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