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  • Title
    Selection of egg attachment sites by the Indian Golden Gecko Calodactylodes aureus (Beddome, 1870) (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in Andhra Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Some geckos lay eggs at communal egg deposition sites with as many as 300 eggs per site. Selection of egg deposition sites is important to avoid egg damage and predation. We investigated survival rates of communal egg clutches of the Indian Golden Gecko Calodactylodes aureus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Our results show that communal clutches have a higher survival rate in sites with water bodies and without anthropogenic activities, in comparison to sites having the opposite combination. These findings are discussed in the context of the status of this gecko.
    Attribution
    Sreekar R., Srinivasulu C., Seetharamaraju M., Srinivasulu C.A. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(2) pp. 1268-1272; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2393.1268-72