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Today's Daily Dose: Reptile maturity

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Apr 04, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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“Sexual maturity in reptiles is determined predominantly by body size, though age plays a secondary role. In captivity, reptiles can reach sexual maturity much earlier than in natural environments, so preovulatory stasis may be seen in relatively young (
—Raffaele Melidone, Dr. med. vet., Joyce S. Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP, Nicola Parry, BSc, MSc, BVSc, DACVP

From Preovulatory stasis and dystocia in oviparous lizards