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v1i1.5

Volume 1 | Number 1 | April 2009
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)
DOI:10.47605/tapro.v1i1.5

Submitted date: 10 June 2008
Accepted date: 01 July 2008
Published date: 06 April 2009
Pp. 24–27

OVIPOSITIONAL BEHAVIOR OF Calotes ceylonensis MÜLLER, 1887 (REPTILIA: AGAMIDAE) OBSERVED IN THE CENTRAL PROVINCE OF SRI LANKA

W.A.A.D. Gayan Pradeep & A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe*
*Corresponding author. E-mail: thasun.taprobanica@gmail.com

This is the first documented observation of the oviposition of Calotes ceylonensis. The ovipositional behavior consisted of digging of the hole nest to lay the eggs; the laying of the eggs; the scraping of the soil to bury the eggs; the filling of the spaces between the eggs, and the hole nest; the tight compression of the soil, and camouflage the nest.
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