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Parthenogenesis in whip-tail lizards
Parthenogenetic species reproduce asexually, without need of a male, mating or pollination. In parthenogentic animals, the offspring are usually all female, and in certain types of whip-tail lizards, the entire species is female. Parthenogenesis often happens where there are no males of a species in the vicinity. In some cases, should males make a reappearance, the species can switch back to sexual reproduction. Recently in zoos, komodo dragons were discovered to be capable of this reproductive trick.
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Parthenogenesis in whip-tail lizards

Parthenogenetic species reproduce asexually, without need of a male, mating or pollination. In parthenogentic animals, the offspring are usually all female, and in certain types of whip-tail lizards, the entire species is female. Parthenogenesis often happens where there are no males of a species in the vicinity. In some cases, should males make a reappearance, the species can switch back to sexual reproduction. Recently in zoos, komodo dragons were discovered to be capable of this reproductive trick.

I do not own this image or information (taken from BBC nature)

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    Here’s another group of animals I never shut up about. Certain species of whiptail have ALL-FEMALE populations! No males...
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