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One of the surprising things about unisexual whiptail reproduction is that a courtship ritual is still required even though there is only one sex. Unisexual whiptails pair up. In the courtship ritual one female takes the part of a male, while the other takes the role of a female. Later the 2 lizards switch roles. The switch is caused by hormones: estrogen promotes female behavior; progesterone stimulates male behavior. The mating ritual is required for survival of the species: without it few eggs are released (ovulation).
i agree but good post at least it startes a new subject
Originally posted by Thain Esh Kelch
Its not something that evolves from one moment to another. And like the article says, its been seen in other reptiles, so its not a major discovery IMO. Komodo's are always studied in groups, soooo, bingo - No need for asexual replacement.