Sex Reversal in Dragon Lizards: Girls Become Boys


    One of Australia’s iconic lizard species is hiding a secret – female central bearded dragon embryos temporarily grow the lizard equivalent of a penis during development.

    Researchers at The University of Queensland, the University of Canberra and CSIRO made the discovery while investigating what happens to the body and genitalia of male dragons that reverse their sex at high temperature treatment.


    Zoology; Genetics

    Period6 Dec 2017

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    • TitleSex Reversal in Dragon Lizards: Girls Become Boys
      Media name/outletBefore It's News
      Country/TerritoryUnited States
      PersonsSarah Whiteley, Wendy RUSCOE, Arthur Georges