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Observations on the reproductive biology of the green lizard lacerta viridis reptilia sauria lacertidae

Observations on the reproductive biology of the green lizard lacerta viridis reptilia sauria lacertidae

Salamandra 18(3-4): 121-137

The social behavioral patterns between both sexes of the green lizard (L. viridis) in captivity, observed during a complete mating season, are described. The single elements of these behavioral sequences, often developed from ritualization, display, running on the spot, turning round and handling of the female and tail-biting and march of mating are discussed. Behavioral patterns which prevent or terminate a copulation and those of the actual copulation are provided. How each partner comprehends a variety of different behavior patterns and responds to them specifically (= intraspecific communicative elements) are discussed.

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