Trip to New Mexico

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Re: Trip to New Mexico

Post by Desert Cruiser » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:00 pm

Neat Terry; glad you got a photo of him. We just caught a glimpse of him on the way by. We were busy watching that Earless Lizard just ahead of you. Good catch

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Re: Trip to New Mexico

Post by Jerry Feldner » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:21 am

Terry, you should have caught the lizard. A. dixoni is an all-female population (parthenogenetic) which has all female babies. Not only that, there are diploid and triploid examples. You didn't have your handy-dandy gene kit with you, did you??

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Re: Trip to New Mexico

Post by reptilist » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:20 pm

No, I left my gene kit in my other pants pocket....
I'm glad I took a picture...But I might have to go back and catch one or two.
At the time I thought it was just an A. tigris. But after looking at the pics and referring to the Degenhardt book, I got to thinking it wasn't.
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Re: Trip to New Mexico

Post by Pharo » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:51 pm

Jerry Feldner wrote:Terry, you should have caught the lizard. A. dixoni is an all-female population (parthenogenetic) which has all female babies. Not only that, there are diploid and triploid examples. You didn't have your handy-dandy gene kit with you, did you??
So they are all clones? No new diversity of the genes over the years? How does this work? Is it this way in all skinks (whiptails)?

A strange creature if this is really the case, perfect copies from day one. I don't understand how this process can work, please elaborate.

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Re: Trip to New Mexico

Post by reptilist » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:30 am

Not skinks...just whiptails, and not all of them either.
I can't explain it in enough detail...Waiting on Mr. Feldner....

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Re: Trip to New Mexico

Post by Pharo » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:50 am

reptilist wrote:Not skinks...just whiptails, and not all of them either.
I can't explain it in enough detail...Waiting on Mr. Feldner....
Hmmm, they look to be related to skinks and I always thought all whiptails were skinks but I don't really know for sure. I think I just learned something.

I did find a reference to the all female whiptail, what a strange lizard. I see them in my yard from time to time but I don't know which species. I think I’ll start paying more attention to them the next time I see one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiptail_Lizard

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Re: Trip to New Mexico

Post by reptilist » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:22 pm

Here's a wikipedia page about Whiptails:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teiidae

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Re: Trip to New Mexico

Post by Pharo » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:08 am

reptilist wrote:Here's a wikipedia page about Whiptails:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teiidae
If my wife get’s wind if this, she may reevaluate our marital status and deem me unnecessary. Dam those whiptails!

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Re: Trip to New Mexico

Post by reptilist » Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:56 am

You have to put a better spin on it, that's all....
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Re: Trip to New Mexico

Post by ElPaso2008 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:40 am

This is the forum I've been looking for -- a bunch of people who go offroad to see things and learn about them. I tried the jeep club route, and they are great people but just interested in pitting their machines and courage against obsticles. I could care less if my vehicle will climb walls, straddle a rock gully, or run under water. It's to get me deep into the wild and safely back out again. But if I don't get my corporate taxes ready for the CPA it's going to be bad news. See you all later in the week!

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