New Mexico Whiptail

New Mexico Whiptail

The New Mexico whiptail is a female-male only lizard that reproduces asexually via parthenogenesis (eggs don't need to be fertilized). Despite reproducing asexually, and being an all-female species, the whiptail still engages in mating behavior with other females of its own species, giving rise to the common nickname “lesbian lizards.”

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