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9. Whiptail Lizard

This amphibian doesn’t waste any time looking for Mr. Right or even Mr. Right Now in fact, in this species, there’s no “Mr.” anything! Thanks to evolution, males are nonexistent, but the whiptail lizard ladies have found a way around in vitro. A female will get a surge of testosterone, mimicking male behavior enough to trigger reproduction in another female, who can lay eggs and fertilize herself. How’s that for girl power?

Image: Paul and Jill

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5:54AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

8:55PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

ok never mind.thats disturbing about the red back.its just like the praying mantus

8:53PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

wo i don't like any of them accept the redback spider.my favorite animals are dogs,cats,tigers,horses,sheep,crows,bears & rams

3:24AM PST on Feb 1, 2012

Interesting facts.

9:18AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

Thank you for those awesome pictures.

8:25AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

I thougt you meant animal rights activists...

8:09PM PST on Jan 15, 2012

awesome!

7:14AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Amazing creatures!

7:14AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

The lizard and the spider were the coolest! awesome. Thanks for sharing!

1:29PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

Thanks

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