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Ovipositional behaviour of Calotes ceylonensis Müller, 1887 (Reptilia: Agamidae) observed in the Central Province of Sri Lanka

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WAAD Gayan Pradeep ,

Taprobanica Nature Conservation Society, No. 146, Kendalanda, Homagama, LK
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AA Thasun Amarasinghe

Taprobanica Nature Conservation Society, No. 146, Kendalanda, Homagama, LK
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Abstract

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.

Keywords: Agamidae; Draconinae; Calotes ceylonensis; Egg-laying behaviour; Sri Lanka; Conservation.

DOI: 10.4038/tapro.v1i1.2774

TAPROBANICA, April, 2009. Vol. 01, No. 01: pp. 24-27
How to Cite: Pradeep, W.G. & Amarasinghe, A.T., (2011). Ovipositional behaviour of Calotes ceylonensis Müller, 1887 (Reptilia: Agamidae) observed in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. TAPROBANICA: The Journal of Asian Biodiversity. 1(1), pp.24–27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v1i1.2774
Published on 27 Jan 2011.
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