What sex are these Orouborus?

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What sex are these Orouborus?

Postby will.field » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:51 pm

Hi,

I'm wondering what sex these Armadillo lizards are. Any idea?

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Thank you :)
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Re: What sex are these Orouborus?

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:28 am

I have never liked sexing Ouroboros based on femoral pores, because both sexes have femoral pores, it is just the size that is different.

I have never kept them, but from what I have observed in the field, the width of the head is also very accurate and easier to see.

Please post a picture from above of you holding the lizards on one hand and the heads next to each other.
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Re: What sex are these Orouborus?

Postby will.field » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:56 pm

Hi, here is the pic. The left animal is the one on picture 2 and 3 of the first ones. It's a few centimeters smaller than the other one.

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Re: What sex are these Orouborus?

Postby will.field » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:22 pm

Sorry, the right animal is the one on picture 2 and 3 of the first ones. :D
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Re: What sex are these Orouborus?

Postby Westley Price » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:25 am

Well looking at the width of the heads, I would say that the one on the left is male (almost 100% sure) and the one on the right is probably a female, but my confidence is less.

Here is a nice article regarding the captive care of these lizards:

http://www.chicagoherp.org/articles/fogel_art.pdf
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Re: What sex are these Orouborus?

Postby will.field » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:34 am

Westley Price wrote:Well looking at the width of the heads, I would say that the one on the left is male (almost 100% sure) and the one on the right is probably a female, but my confidence is less.

Here is a nice article regarding the captive care of these lizards:

http://www.chicagoherp.org/articles/fogel_art.pdf


Thanks, that was my guess, too. :) I'm 100% sure the first one is a male. Wasn't sure about the smaller one.

Do you know if females nod their heads, too?

The article seems interesting, I'll read it in the evening. Thanks!
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