Gekkonid Lizards: Average Ages Derived from Tail-Loss Data

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Science  30 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3744, pp. 1670-1671
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3744.1670


Information on the rate of tail loss by autotomy, obtained from mark and recapture data, was used to estimate the average ages of adult individuals of the geckos Gehyra variegata and Heteronota binoei; the ages calculated were 4.4 and 1.9 years, respectively.