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Posted by Les4toads on December 30, 2002 at 11:18:05:
In Reply to: Is Phrynosoma coronatum coronatum a live-bearer? posted by Jeff Judd on December 27, 2002 at 23:49:26:
:I have read reports that that the subspecies p. coronatum coronatum, found in the cape region of baja california, gives birth to live young. Can anyone shed light on this subject. If this is true current taxonomy would need to be revised. As of now three subspecies are allied to coronatum coronatum(indet, jamesi,cerroense) and two to blainvillei(frontale and schmidti).
:Hello Jeff. I have never seen literature that IDs P. coronatum coronatum as an livebearer. If P.c.c. were a livebearer it would be removed from the Coronatum Group and a new species designator would be in order. The Coronatum Group members are all egg layers
and some members may double clutch in a favorable season. If you have a reference to the report of live birth for P.c.c., I would like to read it. The picture posted looks very close to being P. asio from central Mexico. (The markings and coloration. The horn assembly looks like P. asio too.) Very interesting. Lester G. Milroy III