Notes on Sexual Dimorphism of Carinatogecko heteropholis (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) (Minton, Anderson et Anderson, 1970)

Farhang Torki


Carinatogecko heteropholis is a rare gecko on which no information has been presented about its sexual dimorphism. I collected 32 specimens of this species and worked on 12 different characters to determine whether any dimorphism can be observed between the genders. Based on my results, female specimens in all characters show higher values when compared to males. In females behaviors of sexual selection and fecundity selection in which ecological condition plays important roles.


Gecko; Carinatogecko heteropholis; sexual dimorphism; sex divergence; ecological selection; fecundity selection

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