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Comparison of the eggs size between two subspecies of the Kotschy’s Gecko Mediodactylus kotschyi (Steindachner, 1870) (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in Bulgaria

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Author(s): Ivelin Mollov

Journal: ZooNotes
ISSN 1313-9916

Volume: 19;
Issue: -;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Mediodactylus kotschyi | eggs size | reproduction | Bulgaria | Ukraine

ABSTRACT
The current study compares the egg size (length, width, egg volume and clutchsize) between two subspecies of the Kotschy’s Gecko – Mediodactylus kotschyi rumelicus and Mediodactylus kotschyi daniliewskii from Bulgaria. Our results showed that M. k. rumelicus from Plovdiv has bigger eggs, compared to M. k. daniliewskii from Sozopol, The South Black Sea Coast and Ukraine, regarding length, width and egg volume. The clutch size between the two subspecies both from Bulgaria and Ukraine is very similar and contains average of 2 eggs.
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